30 January 2023 /
ART EXHIBITION/ BEING TOGETHER – DIALOGUE AMONG ARTISTS WITH A COMMON CONCEPT /
BEING TOGETHER – an Exhibition is on show at White space studio, New Delhi from 14 January 2023 till 14 February 2023.
“A simple tool – a needle to stitch, started out as a bind for animal skin and leaves to protect oneself from the changing weather. The lifeless needle, then made of a sharp bone, used binding material to create a shield for the body. Stitches have survived and thrived as a mode of expression, seeping into fashion obviously but also into art.
The artists in this exhibition have used stitching as a crucial element of their work. It is a rhythmic conversation – between the self and the object. A dialogue happens between the artist and the needle. A needle can puncture and hurt, as well as mend and heal, each time it pricks the surface.
The interaction and the repetition capture thoughts, through a sharp object, the needle that uses thread to bind, through the sensuous fingers of the artist. A conversation that helps in connecting and expressing a thought process: resulting in a work of art,” says Durga Kainthola, the artist who has conceptualised the show as a dialogue among 5 artists with a common concept, ‘Lyrical lines’.
Renowned artists Durga Kainthola exhibit the works of Artists Hemavathy Guha, Richa Navani, Ruby Jhunjhunwala and Shubika Lal in this Exhibition. “My use of multimedia while gradually moving towards the use of embroidery due to its intricate nature helps to highlight certain themes of my art practice. I have added another dimension to my works with collage; using a sewing machine to join the cut-outs with bold yet slender lyrical lines. These strokes add an element of surprise, a mystery tracing its own continuity,” says the artist Durga Kainthola.
Renowned artist Rubi Jhunjunwala also reacted on the show:
“Started my journey in clay almost four decades ago under the mentorship of renowned ceramic artists Daniel Rhodes, Gurcharan ji and Mansiram Singh ji. Not confining myself to clay, I moved on to mediums like fabric, paper, and natural fibers.”
VENUE: WHITE SPACE STUDIO/ F-321 A/ FIRST FLOOR/ LADO SARAI/ NEW DELHI – 110030/