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art-and-culture Updated: Jan 23, 2012 19:56 IST

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Highway Art, Ahead

Delhi based artist and designer Alex Davis pays a tribute to the dying craft of denting and painting of automobile through his exhibition ‘Dented Painted’.
He brings out the vibrant colours and graphics of Indian highways employing the age-old tradition of using metal sheets, putty and hand-polishing. The different layers of paint on the automobile more or less explain the age of the vehicle. The work brings out the nostalgia of road side workshops, truck painting and re-doing.

A must visit December 5 2011 to February 29 2012, Apparao Galleries, Aman, Lodhi Road, call 43633333 or log on to www.alexdavisdesign.com for details.


Creating visions in abstraction

Acclaimed sculptor Madan Lal returns to Delhi after seven years with a new solo exhibition. He uses the art form of chiaroscuro a method of applying value to two-dimensional pieces to create the illusion of a three-dimensional form.

This exhibition of sculptures and drawings reveals Lal’s synchronised vision for both abstract and sensibility. If his earlier creations were observed as a fusion of the figurative and the abstract, his present series exhibits an exclusive preoccupation with the purely abstract qualities of form, line, colour and surface.

Till Dec 28, Creativity Art Gallery, F-213 A, Lado Sarai 9811406262


December kicks off with festivals for the young

This week offers a cultural feast to the young lot. Look out for the 11th International Children’s Festival of Performing Arts starting Thursday.

The 6-day fest themed ‘The world is my playground’ will see 800 children participants from more than 25 countries. The idea being to amalgamate cultures to establish stronger bonds across the globe. Dec 8-13, Talkatora stadium, Bal Bhawan, call 9911446620

Also, watch out for Delhi’s Youth Festival this weekend. Don’t miss the silent national anthem by Deaf foundation of India and performances by bands Eka and Silence of the Soul.
Dec 3-4, Central Park, CP, 9999886136