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CKP students reach out to common man

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The team behind Overlap at the Rangoli Metro Art Centre in Bangalore.
The team behind Overlap at the Rangoli Metro Art Centre in Bangalore.

For the first time, the graduating students of College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat (CKP) are showcasing their works outside their premises in an attempt to connect with the public. The works are being exhibited at Rangoli Metro Art Centre. The show commenced on Sunday and will continue till May 11. Titled Overlap , the show consists of works from both conventional and unconventional media.

Post-card drawings and paintings are the main attraction, apart from prints and sculptures. Such a vast gamut of genre, style and ideas don’t easily gel, but the 110 feet wide Vismaya Gallery of Rangoli is an apt place for such an exhibition. “The aim is to throw open art works, which were endorsed in art school, to the public and engage in a dialogue with the common man,” said G.R. Mouna, whose work is on display. According to H.A. Anil Kumar, who teaches in CKP, a certain stigma is attached to art school education, that it is something elitist and non-communicative.

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