New Show At Bell Gallery — Contemporary Indian Art

Three leading contemporary Indian artists — Nalini Malani, Nilima Sheikh, and Chitra Ganesh — explore the political, religious, and cultural situations of women in India through a new exhibition at the David Winton Bell Gallery. Tradition, Trauma, Transformation: Representations of Women opens Saturday, March 26th, and runs through May 29th. Pictured here is a detail from “Melancolia: The Thick of Time” (2010) by Chitra Ganesh.

As the youngest artist in the show, Chitra Ganesh (b. 1975, a 1996 Brown graduate) represents the growing Indian diaspora in the West. Her bold narratives, characterized by psychedelic color and a comic-book aesthetic, identify with her cultural roots, while also exploring memories, sexuality and personal relationships. Ganesh will create a site-specific wall drawing in the lobby of List Art Center, which will be hung with three works from her Melancolia series. In Melancolia, as in other recent works, Ganesh references the Amar Chitra Katha, a popular Indian comic series that focuses on religious and mythological narratives.

The exhibition and an opening reception on Friday, April 8, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, are open to the public without charge.

Exhibition opens Saturday, March 26, Bell Gallery, List Art Center, 64 College Street, 401.863.2932

2 thoughts on “New Show At Bell Gallery — Contemporary Indian Art”

  1. That looks like a really good show, I’ll check it out, thanks for the post.

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