Friday, May 24, 2019

RANJANI SHETTAR Earth Songs for a Night Sky@TalwarArtGallery

Talwar Gallery Wed, May 15, 3:03 AM (9 days ago) to Talwar RANJANI SHETTAR Earth Songs for a Night Sky The Phillips Collection Washington DC May 16 - August 25, 2019 Opening Preview – Thursday May 16, 6 – 8 pm | Artist Talk – 6.30 pm Earth Songs for a Night Sky is a multi-faceted project by Ranjani Shettar (b. 1977, Bangalore, India). Drawing from her environment in rural India—with changing skies, monsoon rains, and lush vegetation—and employing traditional materials such as teak wood and indigo pigment, and techniques of carving, dyeing, and lacquer, Shettar has created hand-carved wood sculptures, a multi-part piece that wraps up the gallery walls, and an ethereal installation made of thread and wax. Occupying two rooms and the staircase of the original Phillips House, the project is conceived in dialogue with Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee’s works in the Phillips’s collection, which will also be on view along with Shettar’s works. Undeniably, what the work of the three artists have in common is a tension between the material world and spiritual aspirations, observation and introspection, and the act of seeing, making, and reflecting. TALWAR GALLERY New York | New Delhi Rummana Hussain | INDIA Pavilion @58th Venice Biennale, Italy Alwar Balasubramaniam | Becoming Nature @ Talwar, New York Sheila Makhijani | This, That and The Other @ Talwar, New Delhi

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