Remixing Charm: Post-Painterly Art of the Local
3rd – 25th July, 2015
Aakriti Art Gallery
Aakriti Art Gallery is pleased to put together the works by Open Window artists’ group of Kolkata in the month of July. Open Window', as a group was established in 1997 with the sole purpose of pursuing artistic expressions arising from a mind, free of any binding or inhibition. Over the past 18 years, the group has thus become a promising alliance of these artists, who have been regularly executing their creative discourses across the country as well as outside India. The exhibition is about to bring art works by significant artists’ like Amitabha Dhar, Arindam Chatterjee, Chanchal, Chayan Roy, Diptish GhoshDastidar, Gopinath Roy, Hiran Mitra, Janak Jhankar Narzary, Pradip Rakshit, Prasenjit Sengupta, Samir Aich, Sudeshna Halder, Sunil De and Tapas Biswas, under one roof.
The present exhibition titled ‘Remixing Charm- Post-Painterly Art of the Local’ includes Hiran Mitra’s acrylic on canvas, 2015 titled ‘Writing On The Wall’, Jhanak Jhankar Narzary’s work in stone, Prasenjit Sengupta’s acrylic on canvas, Samir Aich’s ‘Mystery in Grey’ done in mixed media on canvas, 2008, Sunil De’s acrylic on canvas, Tapas Biswas’s sculpture in bronze titled ‘Had it been so II’, 2009, Pradip Rakshit’s untitled canvas done in acrylic, Gopinath Roy’s Templescape done in bronze, 2015, Amitava Dhar’s pen & ink on paper, Arindam Chatterjee’s ‘Escapist’ done with inkjet on archival paper, 2015, Chanchal Mukherjee’s ‘Baul’ done in acrylic, conti, Indian ink, Diptish Ghosh Dastidar’s acrylic on canvas titled “Waiting for Canning Local”, Chayan Roy’s ‘When We Are’, acrylic on handmade paper, 2015. The creation of some of its celebrated painters and flow of wit, creativity and passion has gone into the making of their visual text and a story of intellectual courage. Their art speak from the depths of the soul and reaches out to all of those who dared to share in the drama with its members in all these years. Their poise is remarkable, what the members of this group accomplished is a discreet, satisfying mélange, each of whom is confident and possesses a sprightly distinctive approach.
Cultural memory proves crucial to them and enables them to function during periods of anxiety, torment and pensiveness when it is not goaded into services by devices or activities designed for a purpose. Their readings and contemplations must surely make way into their work surreptitiously.