Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A mix of Indian modernists and contemporary artists at AEI courtesy Priyasri Art Gallery

A mix of recent and trophy works of renowned artists like K.G. Subramanyan, Jogen Chowdhury, Alok Bal, Chirag Patel, Hrushikesh Biwal and Uday Mondal will be displayed by Priyasri Art Gallery at Art Expo India 2009, an annual showcase of the best in Modern and Contemporary Art.

Check Anusuya Mohapatra’s works that portray a female protagonist hanging on to a latticed doorway in a manner, which indicates certain desperation. Also on view are master colorist Akbar Padamsee’s drawings and paintings that pulsate with throbbing energy. Do not miss out artist Jaggannath Mohapatra’s works. He follows his inner instinct, and remains faithful to his style and subject instead of resorting to gimmicks in them.

The collection reflects the spirit of Priyasri Art Gallery, a vibrant art space founded in 2003. Extremely responsive to the fast-evolving language of art, its vision has always been to showcase each medium of art with élan, be it Ceramic, Photography, Sculpture, Installation, Video, Graphic Printmaking, Paintings, or Drawing.

The gallery has organized exhibits by renowned Indian modernists such as Paritosh Sen apart from shows by contemporary artists like Arunanshu Choudhury, Nikhileswar Baruah, Sarika Mehta etc. For the past seven years it has been hosting annual shows for fresh graduates from Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda.

Priyasri Art Gallery has been nurturing a gamut of artistic expressions and practice through an artist’s studio facility in the art hub of Baroda with its AQ@Priyasri and has also launched a studio dedicated to printmaking. Priyasri believes that ‘Art’ is for everyone. Its effort has been to build bridges and reach out to the wider audience. In this endeavor, the gallery is working towards Installation in public spaces and has also conducted a pilot program at a Municipal school in Mumbai ‘art and creative thinking’ with the help of artist Akbar Padamsee.

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