The annual event ‘The Contemporary Walk’ is an endeavor to provide an alternative and eclectic space that brings the gallery’s sum up for the year 2013-14. It also provides an insight into the oncoming activities of the gallery. The walk through these art works allows the spectator to engage with art and provides a retrospective into the gallery’s activities. A ‘walk’ thus produces an idyllic environment wherein, the viewer experiences art as an object of the everyday. The contemporary Walk showcases contemporary artworks of Indian artists- Suchit Sahni, Dhanur Goyal, Nisha Sharma, Subhash Pujahari, Asurvedh, Jagadish Chinthala, Ravi Gossain, Vishakha Apte among others. In an attempt to introduce new talent the gallery showcases works of Ravinder Dutt who inspires from miniatures and in a virtual space creates his own contemporary take on history. His art works emerge from detailed study of Indian history and traditional Indian art. Some art works from artists such as Ravi Gossain and Nisha Sharma provide a scale that creates shock and awe. Soft lyrical abstracts from Vishakha Apte provide meditative serenity.
Works from Suchit Sahni, Rohit Sharma and Jagadish Chinthala inspire from the urbane environment and the vibrant colours they use add to the quirkiness of their subject. Juxtaposed next to these are spontaneous pen and ink doodles by Dhanur Goyal whose experimental style creates layered subjects and great textures.
VENUE: The Visual Art Gallery,
India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road,
DATE: 18th April to 22nd April 2014