Till 7 February
S.G. Vasudev, founder-member of the Cholamandal Artists’ Village, on the outskirts of Chennai, is a seasoned artist. Over the years, his drawings, paintings and relief works in copper have always been a favourite with the connoisseurs. This time, his signature style is represented in a collection of artworks titled ‘She’, being showcased by Crimson. These exhibits draw inspiration from theatre and poetry. Vasudev, who began painting the ‘She’ series in the 1990s, showcases 27 works in this series.
These works are layered with stories, myths, legends and poetry culled from sources as diverse as the Ajanta murals, Indian miniatures and mythology. The multiple roles a woman plays is reflected on canvas. At The Hatworks Boulevard, #32, Cunningham Road.
Till 1 February
In her exhibition of paintings and drawings, titled ‘Perspective’, artist Pratima Sheth has tried to give her own interpretation to landscapes. Sheth’s landscapes are in an abstract form, yet there is a pervading feeling of peace and tranquillity in the series. Pratima uses the “wet technique” of painting, wherein oil is mixed with turpentine to get a translucent effect, making it seem almost like a water colour. Textures are created with the knife, brush and maybe even a comb. A product of the Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, Sheth has several solo and group shows to her credit. ‘Perspective’ is a collection of her works in acrylic and ink on paper. At Right Lines Art Gallery, #270, 1st floor, 1st Main, Defence Colony, Indiranagar
In Search of Buddha
Till 30 January
Sangeeta Abhay, a Bangalore-based artist, will present a collection of her works titled ‘In Search of Buddha’. The artist chose to represent Buddha as she felt his message is eternal, universal and timeless. Abhay attempts to depict the beauty of life in every moment and the concept comes through the oil-on-canvas medium. At Gallery-G, Maini Sadan, No. 38, 7th Cross, Lavelle Road.
Republic Day Flower Show
Till 27 January
Bangalore may have failed to live up to its Garden City tag on several occasions, but the Republic Day Flower Show has always been a show-stopper. Every year, this annual event at Lalbagh Botanical Garden attracts lakhs of people. Flowers, flowering trees and shrubs in various sizes and shapes are on display.
Organized by the horticulture department and the Mysore Horticulture Society, this year’s event presents 519 varieties of flowers. The show also includes a special breed of plants from the Ooty and Nandi hills, apart from imaginative flower arrangements. At Lalbagh.
(Compiled by Kavitha Srinivasa)