Being Animal: Real, Imaginary And Holy, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, collages and sculpture by 14 artists, is on at the ICONART Gallery, Dr. Avani Rao Gandra's Artist Studio. Works of renowned artists from all over country are on display, and proceeds from the sales will go to the Blue Cross Society.
The artists taking part in this exhibition are Akshay Anand, Srikant Kurva, C Jagadish, Laxma Goud, Srinivasa Chari, Giridhar Goud, Tailor Srinivas, Bharat Yadhav, Jaya Prakash, S K Sarkar, Girish Kulkarni, Rudra Mandal, Rayees Ahmed and Rupal Dave.
Srikant Kurva aspires to show the beauty of the animal in all its splendor and finery, while Giridhar Goud’s cow and calf capture
the essence of motherhood with their smooth velvety texture and lucid eyes. Laxma shares an intimate feeling with his proud goat. Jagadish plays satire in his "Lion In Sheep's Clothes" depicting today’s politician. Passion is at play with Jayaprakash’s tiger and tigress. Sarkar’s voyeuristic journey culminates in hybridist forms of man-woman and animal. But Rayees stokes in a somber and sensitive mood between his man-bird-animal juxtapositions.
Akshay finds the ultimate animal in the sacred forms of Hanuman and Ganesh. Rupal Dave sensitizes her feminist leanings immersing herself with animal elements. Bharath Yadav spins his tryst with the buffalo as a provider's tale, and Tailor Srinivas’s gentle rendering of man-woman-sheep show the affinity rural environs share with the animal. Rudra Mandal has a tale of a man and a horse sharing moods of love and separation. Srinivasa Chari has a man and a goat sharing compassion and sympathy in their emotive journeys. Girish Kulkari pokes fun at the polemics of today's systems, with the mighty lion on the circus stand.
Please contact Dr. Avani Rao Gandra at 98499-68797 for further details.