You probably know Chandana Khan. And if you know any of the other 6 here, it means you'll really like to be here.
A group exhibition of 7 artists is on at Chitramayee - State Gallery of Fine Arts, from 10th April. The group called the Pentagon, comprises senior artists like Dhiren Sasmal, Tarun Chakraborty, Chandana Khan, Ashok Ganguly, Barun Saha, Albert Ashok and Palash Paul. All the artists, except Chandana Khan, are from West Bengal.
Dhiren Sasmal passed from the Govt. College of Art and Craft, Kolkata, in 1975-1976, with a first class award. He has been part of several group exhibitions since 1986, including the Rastriya Kala Mela in Kolkata & Delhi, the Taj Bengal, the Birla Academy in Kolkata, the Indo-Bangladesh Exhibition organised by Pentagon, the Time And Space Gallery in Bangalore, and the ICCR Gallery in Hyderabad.
Barun Saha is a self-taught artist and is a mechanical/electrical engineer. He has participated in the Annual Exhibition of the Indian Society of Oriental Art, the 22nd Annual Exhibition of the Birla Academy of Arts & Culture with legendary artists Ganesh Pyne & Bikash Bhattacharjee, the All-India Arts Teachers Exhibition by the Camel Art Foundation, the 66th All-India Art Exhibition of the Hyderabad Art Society at Exhibition Grounds, and some solo exhibitions at the Tagore Art Gallery in Kolkata, the State Art Gallery at Guwahati, and the Academy Of Fine Arts at Kolkata.
Tarun Chakraborthy has done his Diploma in Art from the Indian Art College, Kolkata, with a first class award, and a certification course from D D Photographic Association. He has participated in a number of group shows at the Academy of Fine Arts, the Gaganendra Pradarsashala, the Rastriya Kala Mela in Kolkata and the Indo-Bangladesh Exhibition, and has had solo shows at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata and the ICCR Gallery in Hyderabad. He was awarded by the Hyderabad Art Society at the All-India Exhibition, and also received the Eastern Railway Award, the Padmaganga Award, the Purnendu Puraskar and the Jajan Sahitya Puraskar.
Chandana Khan is an IAS officer with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and is a self-taught artist. She has had many solo exhibitions at the ICCR Gallery and the British Library Gallery in Hyderabad, the Gaganendranath Chitra Sanharshala in Kolkata, the Bajaj Art Gallery in Mumbai and the Lalith Kala Academy in Chennai, and has been part of group exhibitions at Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata. She was awarded the Cash Award by the All-India Art Exhibition at New Delhi in 2004, and a National Award by ICFAI, Delhi, for painting "Bride".
Ashok Ganguly has a Diploma in Fine Arts from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. He has participated in the group exhibitions at the Academy of Fine Arts events in 1994, 1996 through 2002, the 66th All-India Annual Art Exhibition of the Birla Academy Of Arts & Culture, the All-India Fine Arts Exhibition, the Birla Kala Mela in 2000, the Spandan Art Gallery, ANZ Grindlays Bank and more.
Albert Ashok is a self-taught artist and an ex-student of renowned artists Bijon Chowdhury and Prokash Karmkar. He is also a writer, painter, poet, art critique and essayist. He has been part of the 64th Annual All-India Fine Arts exhibition, the Rajya Charukala Parshad exhibition and so on.
Palash Paul has trained in painting at the Birla Academy of Art & Culture, in Applied Art from the West Bengal Govt. Technical Education and at the Art Appreciation Course of the Rajya Charukala Parshad, and in Graphic Designing from Webel Computer, of the West Bengal Government. He has exhibited his works at various solo and group shows at Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. He was awarded the Yuba Kalyan Adhikar from West Bengal Government in 1985 & 1986.
The exhibition is on till the 16th of April. Please contact 2311-3308/98486-66262 for further details.