Collection of mixed media paintings by G. Subramanian
Till 26 January
Painter and collagist G. Subramanian’s collection of mixed media paintings should be of interest to any art lover. Inspired by the Indian mythology, Subramanian’s collection highlights various divine identities.
So from rendition of the child-like Buddha, Krishna and Hanuman to back issues of National Geographic magazine, Subramanian says he wants to inspire the feeling of elation in his audience. The artist has had eight solo shows till now. At Kynkyny Art Gallery, 33/200 N.S. Iyengar Street, Nehrunagar, Kumara Park. Tel: (080) 3291-4700, 2344-9570.
Lisa Patterson concert
For concert lovers in the city, here’s another treat. Lisa Patterson, an improvising composer with the Toronto Playback Theatre, will give a live performance at Alliance Francaise on 16 January. As a performing artist, Patterson draws influence from her Celt and Roma origin, and has performed in many countries around the world. She says her singing style and even the way she plays the piano and sax have been greatly influenced by her global travels. Parts of this creative amalgamation are captured in her full-length albums and videos. Some of her compositions have also been used in feature films and documentaries. 7pm. Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, PO 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasant Nagar.
Hailed as the father of modern Kannada theatre, T.P. Kailasam’s plays have always been popular with directors. His contribution to Kannada theatre has earned him the title of “Prahasana Prapitamaha”, the grand old man of humorous plays. A playwright known for highlighting socially relevant themes with his characteristic wit and sarcasm, Kailasam’s plays, which blend both Kannada and English, are also unique for their musical meter.
Actor-director Balaji Manohar is directing a Kailasam play, titled Bandwalvillada Badayi, at Ranga Shankara. Set in early part of last century, Bandwalvillada Badayi revolves around a lawyer, Ahoble Rao, who uses his oratory skills to further his interests. His wife, son, an apprentice and clients who end up doing chores at his house, complete the picture. The play features Srinivas Kaiwara, Deepthy Shekhar, Arun Murthy, Sandeep Ravindra, Sudhakar, Harish Sheshadri, Nanda Gopal P, Chetan and Skanda. 7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar, 2nd phase (next to post office).
Compiled by Kavitha Srinivasa