If numbers do anything for you, well, there's 40 artists and 50 paintings here. And if they don't, well, it was never about them - this is just a treat for the connoissuers.
An exhibition of works by 40 contemporary artists is on from 23rd May to 4th June, at the Pegasus Art Gallery in Prashasan Nagar, Jubilee Hills. About 50 paintings will be displayed at the exhibition.
The exhibition, titled 'A View From The Edge', is curated by Sudeep Ghoshal, and provides an insight into the condition of contemporary art in India. This display leaves nothing of the pre-established classification intact, and plays all the meanings - gender, sexual, grammatical and visual. The novelty of these exciting and powerful artists in this show is born precisely of this articulation which considers them together. It is a treat to watch them work in this perspective.
The combining of images as in the works of venerable masters Suhash Roy, Paritosh Sen, Bijon Chowdhuri, Jogen Chowdhury, Parthapratim Deb and Niren Sengupta, or in the extremely talented works of Siddharth, Tirthankar Biswas, Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Ghosh, Subrata Chowdhuri, Debabrata Chakrabarthy, Dipti Chakrabarty, Bishwajit Mondal, Biswajit Saha, Paraj Adhikary, Pradip Rakshit, Partha Chatterjee, Samir Saha, Sameer Roy, Sudip Banerjee, Anjan Bhattacharya, Munindra Raj Bangshi, Swapna Sen, Rupta Mitra, Shaikh Shajahan, Srabani Roy, Debashish Chakrabarty, Anusha Chakrabarty, Tamali Dasgupta, Santanu Banerjee, Anirban Mukherjee, Anup Giri, Swapan Palley, Karunamoy Sur, Arghapriya Majumdar, Nilanjan Bandhapadhyaya and Chandana Khan, excavates a language of invention that touches prose-poem and produces a reciprocal need - the language of painting. The paintings on display here overflow the edge and confront our borders of geographical construct which are in the closed walls of our minds.
Pegasus Art Gallery is the private art collection gallery of Chandana Khan, an IAS officer with the Government of Andhra Pradesh and 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.
Please contact Sunitha at 98486-66262 for further details.