A look at the art exhibition at Gallery 7, Kala Ghoda

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 6:10am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

For a cause
Paintings and works of 100 eminent Indian artists will to be showcased for the noble cause of raising funds for cancer patients. The works of artists like KH Ara, Anjolie Ela Menon, Ramendranath Chakravorty, Satish Gujral, Prafulla Dahanukar, Shakti Barman, Sunil Das, Shuvaprassanna, Badri Narayan, Jaideep Mehrotra, Paresh Maity, Jayashree Barman, Samir Mondal, Arzan and Khambatta among others will be on display. Piali Syam, "I feel privileged to present the collection for the tenth year of Colours Of Life, the annual art exhibition of CPAA. It's been an inspiring and a fascinating journey for me as the curator of the show. I am sure everyone who is involved with the show directly or even indirectly have also found it to be an enriching experience," says Piali Syam curator of the show.

When and Where: From June 8-22 at The Viewing Room from 11 am to 7 pm

Faces of nature
Urban Cartographer depicts artworks by three cartographer who have combined science, aesthetics, and technique, creating map urbanization in their own, unique palettes. Mitali Shah, Neeraj Patel and Shrikant Kadam map and report events and places, propelled by a driving force to paint, draw, mould, build, rearrange, record or compose that which stems from their inner muses. Shah's paintings on paper are about approaching the question of urban growth from an oblique angle while Kadam in his paintings desires to return from the concrete jungle of the city to a more natural habitat. Patel, on the other hand, invents works from personal experience, creates art from an internal world rather than an external one, dramatically personal, each painting contains part of the artist's self.

When and Where: Till June 25 at Gallery Beyond from 11.30 am to 6.30 pm

Eye for beauty
Salamat Hussain's main interest lies in travel photography, which he claims is his 'favourite genre'. Salamat, who is the grandson of MF Husain, claims that the late artist was his guide. "He was a mentor. He'd always tell me to have my camera in hand. You never know when an opportunity strikes. He said to do what I like doing and not bother about critical opinion," he says. The expressions of Turkey through the eye of the lens captures the light and shades of an exquisite country where it's culture connects a photographers inspiration to enhance its majestic beauty. The work on display is a portal of Salamat's expression where his vision and thoughts are amalgamated from two diverse perspectives giving the viewer the opportunity to witness the gentle poetic visuals of Turkey. The show has been titled 25 Kilos as that is the weight of the equipment carried by Salamat wherever he travels to take pictures.

When and Where: From June 5-20 at Gallery 7, Kala Ghoda from 11 am to 7 pm




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