"Peak Shift Effect" group art show at Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony > 23rd January-2nd March 2013

Time : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (Sunday closed) - Exhibition on View
Note : open on Sunday, 3rd February, 2013.

Entry : Free

Place : Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
Venue Info : www.vadehraart.com | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Lajpat Nagar(Violet Line)'

Event Description : Vadehra Art Gallery is pleased to present  Peak Shift Effect, a group exhibition curated by Gayatri Sinha  to commemorate 25 years since the gallery’s inception. The exhibition is the first in an edition of three shows to mark the event in 2013.
Abir Karmakar | Ashim Purkayastha | Atul Bhalla | Faiza Butt
Hema Upadhyay | Hemali Bhuta | Jagannath Panda | Mithu Sen
Prajakta Palav Aher | Praneet Soi | Riyas Komu | Shilpa Gupta | Sunil Gupta
Unum Babar and Zachary Herrmann | Zakkir Hussain

Peak Shift Effect is a tribute to the artist who devises a language of art which is often more perfect than the original. It is a term coined by the renowned  scientist  VS Ramachandran. In studying human artistic experience, Ramachandran devised eight laws, the leading of which is peak  shift effect. Peak shift effect analyses the intuitive capability of artists to recognize heightened visual stimuli, and then to use them to create an artistic language. The scope of his study covers all periods of artistic innovation  – from a 10th century Parvati Chola bronze to Cubism. In seeking to understand beauty and the “visual brain,” scientists like Semir Zeki before him and VS Ramachandran confirm that the artist intuitively knows how to interpret a principle of beauty; what scientists in the field of neuroesthetics are only now contemplating. 
The exhibition Peak Shift Effect at Vadehra Art Gallery invokes a mix of art practices that draw on a free flow of ideas. Not everything is as it seems. The art work can tease or delude, and images and materials defy set or easy categorization. To be beautiful or arrive at its peak shift effect, art can willfully exaggerate, be disobedient and ask us to consider the world anew. 
The artists in the exhibition, some of the most talented of their generation, invoke play and suggestion, creating narratives both real and illusory. Shilpa Gupta’s work  ‘I Look at Things with Eyes Different from Yours’ unexpectedly confronts the viewer, allowing the art work and the body of the viewer to become one. 
Hema Upadhyay creates the suggestion of a beautiful floral carpet with ‘Pedestrian’ which  can slowly disintegrate into hundreds of utility pieces, each embedded with the artist’s image. Faiza Butt with her huge bejewelled domestic objects  – ‘Mouth of your Eyes I, II and III’  – and Hemali Bhuta’s large wax instrument – ‘Thick to Thin’ – draw attention through exaggeration and a fineness of execution. In the works of Prajakta Palav Aher, Jagannath Panda and Zakkir Hussain, high art is disparaged by an ironic view of our 
new, all consuming urban reality.

Curated by Gayatri Sinha

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"Peak Shift Effect" group art show at Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony > 23rd January-2nd March 2013 "Peak Shift Effect" group art show at Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony > 23rd January-2nd March 2013 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Saturday, March 02, 2013 Rating: 5

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