August’s rain-swept bouquet offers the masterful Kanishka Raja’s immediately recognisable work, along with collections featuring up-and-comers.
The Colour Fell From The Sky; Works by Rashmee Pal Choteau
Ganges Art Gallery, till August 29
Rashmee Pal Choteau’s work is ‘fragile, delicate and sometimes bordering on the evanescent’, but no ‘mere pleasantry’. The Indian-born artist, now living and working in France, is fascinated by textiles and the immense scope they offer, not to mention the historicity of fabrics. The intricacy of embroideries and weaves and the idea of great detail underlines her visual language, and she seems to ‘embroider with colours’.
Ground Control; Kanishka Raja
Experimenter Ballygunge Place, till October 15
Experimenter presents Ground Control, a solo by the late artist Kanishka Raja. The show will feature Raja’s multi-dimensional practice; an artist who was deeply interested and influenced by handloom textile weaving, having grown up within a family steeped in textile design and weaving. His work revolves around the fundamental structure of the grid – a form that was a consistent source of exploration for Raja. With his interest in several field sports growing up, sports that are defined by lines and rules that qualify these lines, Ground Control sheds light on Raja’s multiform practice, underscoring a constant pursuit in plurality of thought, materials and processes that held influential positions in his life and work.
Tales of This Time; Online exhibition featuring the works of Tufan Pramanik, Pathik Sahoo and Gayatri Halder
Emami Art; till September 30
Tales of This Time, an exhibition of works by Tufan Pramanik, Pathik Sahoo and Gayatri Halder, leads the viewer in three different directions, translating the intangible currents of this era through their unique language and methodology.
Tufan Pramanik’s artistic practice documents the process of concretization in a personal capacity, while Pathik Sahoo’s works are directly influenced by his uprooting from his village in search of work. Gayatri Halder deals with the fatality of human actions to their silent counterparts; her illustrations constantly explore the dichotomy of these times.