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Art dimensions

Mumbai’s Sakshi Gallery cusps luxury design with art to create grandeur.

art and culture Updated: May 07, 2011 01:26 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

Mumbai based Sakshi Art Gallery is one of the few galleries outside Delhi that has been exhibiting in the Capital frequently. Their latest exhibition in the city, in association with The Oberoi Group’s new establishment in Gurgaon — titled, Height, Light and Space — blends luxury with art.

“The Hotel has an old association with art. We want to promote new age art and artists,” says Kapil Chopra of The Oberoi Group. “When we opened our new branch in Gurgaon, we wanted to strengthen our association with art and we decided to combine our design policy — Height, Light and Space —with the artworks.”

The exhibition that opens today, will play host to a quiet auction attended by top CEOs from Delhi and NCR. The show comprises 40 artworks created in different media such as canvas, fiberglass, wood, paper and video installations.

“The space for the exhibition is grand. We have tried to keep up with the theme as closely as possible. There is a range of big and small artworks,” says Geetha Mishra of Sakshi Art gallery, the curator of the show. “We have artworks of modern and contemporary artists - two of them are new artists. This adds to the range of the artworks .”

The artworks for sale are in the price range from Rs 50,000 to 1 crore.


Watch out for
Artist Manjunath Kamath’s painting titled, Collective Nouns (Diptych) is an unusual artwork made by the artist last year. Keeping up with the theme of the exhibition, the artwork represents height and space with its large dimensions — 72/144 inches. It’s a mix of acrylic, cement and oil on canvas. Spirit Level, a sculpture made in solid stainless steel crafted on machine, by artist Sunil Gawde is a another unique piece in the show.

Fact file
What: Art exhibition, titled Height, Light and Space
When: May 7, Saturday
Where: Oberoi Hotel, 443, Udyog Vihar, Phase V, Gurgaon
Entry: By Invitation only
Tel: 0124- 2451234

Nearest Metro station: Huda City Center on the yellow line

Art Agenda
Miniature tales

Inspired by Rajasthani miniature paintings, artist Vijay Sharma employs simple themes and elements from his surroundings in his paintings for his upcoming exhibition. The artist paints his own image as the central character in the artworks. Opens on May 18 at Galarie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise.

Medicine in art
Artist Shubhdarshini Singh is a medical journalist turned painter. Her artworks are dedicated to people associated with the medical profession. They portray the history of Indian medicine from Sushruta's time to the present day. They are a blend of human emotions, suffering, cure and romance. Opens on May 16 at Visual Art gallery, India Habitat Center.

Frames of modern cityscapes
NGO, Empowerment has been organising an annual art exhibition by children for the last five years. This year the show is on the theme Modern Art — An Inspiration. Children have taken inspiration from famous modern artists and have rendered their own creations on canvas. The paintings depict their life and changing cityscapes. Open on May 8 at Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre.