ART EXHIBITION "Lateral Thinking" Works by Nidhi Agarwal, Pablo Bartholomew, and Zimbiri > 21st September to 13th October 2018

Venue : Gallery Nature Morte, A-1, Neeti Bagh
Artworks Zimbiri Pablo Bartholomew Nidhi Agarwal
Artworks by Zimbiri, Pablo Bartholomew and Nidhi Agarwal
Time : 
21st September : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Add to Calendar 21/09/2018 18:00 21/09/2018 20:00 Asia/Kolkata ART EXHIBITION "Lateral Thinking" Works by Nidhi Agarwal, Pablo Bartholomew, and Zimbiri Event Page : Gallery Nature Morte, A-1, Neeti Bagh, New Delhi - 110049 DD/MM/YYYY - Inauguration

Entry : Free

Venue : Gallery Nature Morte, A-1, Neeti Bagh, New Delhi - 110049
Landmark : Opposite Kamla Nehru College and Near Siri fort Auditorium
Venue Info : | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Green Park(Yellow Line)'

Event Description : ART EXHIBITION : Nature Morte presents Lateral Thinking, Works by Nidhi Agarwal, Pablo Bartholomew, and Zimbiri

The artists in our new exhibition have things in common: possibly the use and re-use of traditional motifs and structures; perhaps a dialogue with crafts and hybridity; possibly the extension of a preferred medium with which they have been identified moving into new terrains. One is a seasoned practitioner with an accomplished history (Mr. Bartholomew), another at mid-career and stretching her wings (Ms. Agarwal), and one at the very beginning of a lifetime in art (Ms. Zimbiri).

About Artists

Trained as a painter, Nidhi Agarwal has continually pushed the parameters of her medium. Working in both oils and acrylics, she has expanded her visual language by introducing collage elements of printed magazine pages, consumer packaging, and plastic stickers. More recently, she has experimented with fabrics to create hybrids of art and design. Continually, her practice maintains drawing as its foundation, often starting with charcoal and crayons which are further elaborated. The works on view are from her recent experiments with fabrics, becoming more reductive yet also a bit more opulent, at the same time. Born in 1972, Nidhi Agarwal received a BFA from the College of Art, New Delhi in 1993.

Pablo Bartholomew is an accomplished photographer who, over a career spanning forty years, has documented societies in conflict and transition around the world. For this exhibition, Nature Morte will present a project which Bartholomew created for the Dhaka Art Summit in February 2018, commissioned by the Samdani Art Foundation.  As Bartholomew’s father was Burmese and his mother partially Bengali, this project traces the links between geographically fractured indigenous communities and ethnic minorities that straddle India, Myanmar and Bangladesh, and something of the artist’s own identity. He has collaborated with weavers of the Chakma community, who inhabit this interstitial space, asking them to weave examples of DNA patterns using their traditional idiom, produced on portable looms. Combining these textiles with his own photographs of the Chakmas and their environment, Bartholomew hopes to weave together science, myth, legend, and tradition, exploring a cross-border ethnic identity.

Born in New Delhi in 1955, Pablo Bartholomew is a self-taught photographer who started taking pictures in the documentary tradition in his early teens. His first solo exhibitions were at the Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi in 1979 and the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1980. Subsequently he has had over 30 solo shows of his work in galleries and museums around the world and has participated in the most important festivals of photography. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, Time, Life, National Geographic, Figaro Magazine, Paris Match, The Guardian, The Observer Magazine, and other international newspapers and periodicals. Bartholomew was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2013 for his contributions to photography. In 2014 he was conferred with the Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.

Zimbiri is a native of Thimphu, the capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Her works start with the traditional materials and techniques used in Bhutanese art: “sa-tschen” (earth paint) and “rhay-shing” (hand-woven canvas). These impart a ghostly presence to the images that she paints, communicating a sense of fragility, as if these traditions themselves might soon disappear. Many of her works also employ the technique of “tsapa,” this being the template of perforations which follow the lines of a drawing and enable it to be transferred on to a wall to be replicated and painted. Zimbiri’s works start from this traditional Bhutanese foundation but her approach is informed by schools of Western art in the 20th Century, namely Minimalism and Color Field Painting. Her art is a perfectly Post-Modern synthesis: combining the local with the global, the contemporary with the traditional. Born in 1991, Zimbiri studied both Art and Economics at Wheaton College in the USA.

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ART EXHIBITION "Lateral Thinking" Works by Nidhi Agarwal, Pablo Bartholomew, and Zimbiri > 21st September to 13th October 2018 ART EXHIBITION "Lateral Thinking" Works by Nidhi Agarwal, Pablo Bartholomew, and Zimbiri > 21st September to 13th October 2018 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Saturday, October 13, 2018 Rating: 5

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