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Prelude in summer

Presented by Dhoomimal City Gallery, this group show has four artists from south — Thota Vaikuntam, Laxma Goud, Laxman Aelay and Chippa Sudhakar.

art and culture Updated: Jun 05, 2011 00:54 IST

Presented by Dhoomimal City Gallery, this group show has four artists from south — Thota Vaikuntam, Laxma Goud, Laxman Aelay and Chippa Sudhakar.

The exhibition is an interesting mix of art works such as paintings, etchings, sculptures and wooden work. While Vaikuntam’s work is more of stylised portraits of Telangana men and women, the works of Goud includes an interesting bronze sculpture and etchings on Buddha. Among the young artists, Aelay’s paintings are nostalgic, depicting the rural people he grew up in. Sudhakar’s works have a distinct touch of folk art, where he uses wood carving for his art works. All the art pieces are for sale.

Our pick: Laxman Goud’s bronze sculpture
Titled ShivaHead,
Priced at Rs3.5 lakh
Price range: Rs45,000 to Rs3.5 lakhs
On till: June 30
Where: Dhoomimal City Gallery, No. 5, below Safdarjung flyover
Tel: 011- 24617400

Melange

The show is an exciting collection of works by some of the most prominent artists of the Indian contemporary art scene, such as Sakti Burman, Manu Parekh, Anjolie Ela Menon, Yusuf Arakkal, Paresh Maity and Binoy Varghese. "The name Melange was chosen to signify the heterogeneous nature of the show. The exhibition brings together works, often vastly different from one another, under one roof, presenting to the audience an eclectic mixture," says Sunaina Anand of Gallery Art Alive.

There are 15 artists in total. The works displayed traverse a range of mediums and forms, bringing together the delicate mythical mysticism of Jayasri Burman’s folk inspired water colours with the stunning, structured figures of Vaikuntam and the inescapable magnetism of S.Harsha Vardhana’s abstracts.



Our pick: Artist Yusuf Arakkal’s Acrylic on Canvashttp://www.hindustantimes.com/images/HTEditImages/Images/art-storypage.jpg

Ttitled Last Supper

Price range: Rs65,000 onwards

On till: June 29

Where: Art Alive Gallery, S-221, Pancsheel Park

Tel: 011-41639000

The Annual
As the name suggests, the show is the second anniversary show of Latitude 28. The works on display range from classical forms to cutting edge experimentation. “The show, in a nutshell, is what Indian art is all about,” says Bhawana Kakkar of Latitude 28. “With this anniversary exhibition, we chose to show senior artists along with young artists to provide an entire spectrum to the viewers. The show has a lot of variety and diversity,” adds Kakkar.
The exhibition has 12 artists from different parts of India such as Arpana Caur, G R Iranna, Paresh Maity, Jaysree Burman and Rajesh Ram, among others. There are around 26 to 28 pieces on display that include paintings, mid-media work, sculptures and photography.

Our pick: Artist Rajesh Ram’s art installation
TitledJahan Dhad Wahan Ghar,
Priced at Rs3.5 lakh
Price range: Rs35,000 to Rs30 lakhs
On till: June 15
Where: Latitude 28, F 208, Lado Sarai
Tel: 011- 45791111

Expressions in space
Visit this exhibition to check out some quirky sculptures made in wires, nuts, fiber glass and wood. The exhibition has 28 sculptures by 10 artists. “Contemporary Indian sculpture is among the best in the world and yet it is not given its due. But now, people are realizing its importance and investing in sculptures and that is how we decided to have an exhibition on sculptures,” says Geeta Singh of Art Pilgrim. The flowing forms in the works of artist Dimpy Menon, Dhananjay Singh and Gagan Vij show how the ancient figurine of the Mohenjo-daro dancing girl has had a lasting influence on our art.
Another aspect in sculptural tradition is the narrative, which is visible in the works of Laxma Goud and Sisir Sahana, whose glass works give a new meaning to the layered narrative.

Our pick: Artist Gagan Vij’s Bronze sculpture
Titled Circle of life,
Priced at Rs2.5 lakhs.
Price range: Rs35,000 onwards
On till: June 15
Where: A 689A, Sushant Lok- I, Gurgaon
Tel: 9810032875

Kaleidoscope
The exhibition is mix of art works by masters and young upcoming talent. “Kaleidoscope is a collection of different mediums, forms, colours and artists,” says Shibani Chawla of Chawla Art Gellery. “We didn’t give any theme to the artists for this exhibition, as we didn’t want to restrict the creativity of the participating artists with any particular theme,” adds Chawla.
There are 15 artists on board and 30 art pieces are being displayed, ranging from paintings to sculptures, photography and paper work. While some works have a surrealist feel, the others are inspired by tribal & folk art.

Our pick: Prodosh Das Gupta’s sculpture,
Titled, Aristocrats
Price range: Rs1 lakh to Rs10 lakhs
On till: June 30
Where: Chawla Art Gallery, Ground Floor, Square One Mall, Saket
Tel: 011-26532077