Weekday Lounge Exclusive | Art Update

Weekday Lounge Exclusive | Art Update
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First Published: Tue, Mar 11 2008. 05 42 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Aug 30 2008. 01 56 PM IST
A young artist interprets the gritty landscapes of urban India; big names in contemporary art work with a limited canvas; and a photographer plays on kitsch mythological calendars—we browse the galleries so you can look at noteworthy exhibits from your desktop.
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Space In Between by Bharat Sikka
Shot over a period of three years Sikka’s gritty landscapes capture the contradictions of urban India. Desolate skylines, empty film sets, and masses of people are shot in a stark unrelenting light.
The Matthieu Foss gallery at Chatterjee and Lal, Colaba, Mumbai; until 12 March.
Prices: From Rs1.5 lakh to Rs2.5 lakh
The Miniature Format Show
Artists such as Riyas Komu, Shibu Natesan, and Chintan Upadhyay work with a limited canvas size. Most are under a foot tall, and span the gamut from traditional oils to brass sculptures.
At SansTache Art Gallery, Worli, Mumbai; from 13 March to 13 April
An Advertisement for Heaven or Hell: New paintings and sculptures by Suhasini Kejriwal
Livers and hearts are just some of the biological innards populating Kejriwal’s giant canvases. Drawing from influences as varied as the Surrealists to mehendi patterns, Kejriwal meticulously stencils, cuts, and paints each flower and plant, taking months to finish each work.
At Chemould Prescott Road Gallery, Fort, Mumbai; until 14 March; price upon request
The Definitive Reincarnate by Nandini Valli Muthiah
In this playful take on kitsch mythological calendars, Valli Muthiah depicts Vishnu in a number of poses, including riding a car and holding his head in despair.
At the Sakshi Gallery, Colaba, Mumbai; until March 15
Prices: From Rs40,000 to to Rs50,000
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First Published: Tue, Mar 11 2008. 05 42 AM IST