Artists are a revered lot. We figure that since we don't understand most of what
they're saying most of the time, they must be saying something deep. But if some
of the intrigue we persist in wrapping around them were to fall away, wouldn't
it expose us to a more real, a more tangible feel for the art itself? Perhaps
not. But it's always fun to visit the inside of other people's heads.
Daira is, as always, finding new ways to introduce a wider circle of people to
art. And this time it's by bringing them face to face with the creators and their
processes. Seven artists throw their studios open to the public eye, so the interested
passerby will stop for a while to see how a painting/sculpture/drawing is brought
The entire gallery has been partitioned, and each section has taken on the appearance
of the artist's studio. Installations have been built, works-in-progress propped
up here and there, and the atmosphere is one of anticipation and discovery.
Works featured at the month-long exhibition belong to A M Murali, Archana Sonti,
L N V Srinivas, Rajeswara Rao, Sajid Bin Amar, Varunika Saraf and Vera de Jong.
They are all local artists who have shown before, except for Vera de Jong and
Archana Sonti, who exhibit their work for the first time.
The schedule of the event is as follows:
Slide-lecture presentation by Vaishali, 6:30pm
Theater performance by Dr. Srinivas and students of Rai University, 6:30pm
Concert by Dr. Ravi Tejaswi, 6:30pm
Screening of the film Pollock, 11:00am Screening of the film Surviving Picasso,
Artists' Studios - A Documentation
For further details please call 5561-8628, 5646-0472 or 3103-9052.