Art Twenty six women artists paint different moods
F emin Dissilience is a show of a group of 26 women artists. The canvases are impressive with the varied collection reflecting moods, thoughts, feelings and emotions with the use of hues and expressions.
What catches the eye the moment anyone walks into the gallery is actually the riot of colours on the canvases. A few of the artists have been direct in dealing with the subject while others stuck to being subtle. Aditi Patel's ‘flower and hairpin' is a two-tone art of work. She has made use of black and white in the most fascinating way to lift her painting. The interesting use of flower and knife handle look-alike hairpins can be interpreted in various ways. On the other hand Anjani Reddy's ‘Memories' which is acrylic on canvas is very ‘happily' thought provoking. Mostly based on human relations, her works no where reflect ‘sadness.' Nimita's works are little different. In her works Nimita's subjects are humans but she has very intelligently highlighted the environs they are in. In her ‘leisure' she portrays a sitting man resting his feet on the table. The frames are made to show the furniture on the foreground.
Padma Reddy's black and white works speak a lot about the freedom of women. The doe-eyed burqa-clad women's sharp and intent looks are made to pierce the eyes of the on-lookers. A closer look will show that the lady has high-heeled shoe on one leg and man's shoe on the other.
Palak Dubey has placed the women on a flower bed. Something on the lines of ‘Thumbelina' the collection is very colourful and lively. Another interesting theme is the Soumitrimayee Paital's Past card. She has made use of post cards for her works. In the post cards she has etched the pain of a mother, a wife and parents.
A very interesting way of defining the use of post cards. Shanthi D's acrylic on canvas is almost like shadow work. In her works she has shown women in their various leisurely activities. Gossip is one of them. The most colourful of the lot however is Swathi Rajadhyax's Circusland.
The exhibition is on at Muse Gallery, at Marriott till November 5.
PRABALIKA M. BORAH