Daira Centre for Arts and Culture is presenting a group exhibition of paintings by 10 artists - Amit Gupta, Swati K, T Laxminarayana, A Konda Srinivas, Nataraj S, Govind, Tailor Srinivas, Jayaprakash, Avadesh Yadav and Shabnam Shah from Hyderabad, Bhopal and Indore. The show, titled Hazaaron Khwahishein, has two works of each artist on display.
The uniqueness of the show is that the artists haven't quoted prices on canvas, but they'd certainly like to be rewarded for costs that range from rent for the studio space to sponsoring the art material. Some of the artists are even wishing for other things - a music system and a piano for Avadesh, and computer for Shabnam, for example.
Chair is the feature of Amit Gupta's 2-piece feature, while Swati tackles terrorism through her works. Her paintings have titles 'Should We Calculate Every Step That We Put Forth?' and 'Black Money - The Design Of Terror'. Laxminarayana's works has cows and cow herders, and the city of Hyderabad forms Konda Srinivas's paintings - his works feature an auto rickshaw from different angles. Semi-abstract paintings are Jaya Prakash's set of paintings. In black and white lines he merges animal and machine to create figures. Other works are by Nataraj, Govind, Avadesh Yadav, Shabnam Shah and Tailor Srinivas.
The show is on from 16th December till 9th January. Please contact Atika Amjad at 6661-8628/98499-87187 for further details.