Chitrakoot Art Gallery set to host a group exhibition called Charulata
Ashatit Halder and Samhita Bhowmick are organising a group exhibition at Chitrakoot Art Gallery this week, where eminent artists and upcoming younger talents in the field of art, will be showcasing their artwork together. The exhibition, called Charulata, has been curated by Ashatit Halder, who has chosen artwork belonging to the Bengal School of Arts, along with some contemporary works by the younger generation of artists.
You can expect to find works by Jogen Chowdhury, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Sakti Burman, Shuvaprasanna, Samir Aich, Subrata Ganguly, Wasim kapoor and Anindya Sekhar, at the exhibition, along with some new and upcoming talents. There will be artwork in water colour by students of Govt College of Art, such as Samrat Ghosh, Mrinmoy Sarkar and Tiyasa Pal, on one hand, along with Kaustav Saha and Atanu Hazra’s work in acrylic on canvas.
“Each of these canvases makes you think and wonder. I am sure many people would want to make some of these a part of their collection. While the exhibition presents the thoughtful ruminations of those artists, who are considered masters of the art, it also showcases the evolution of art and the birth of innovation, with the onset of modernity- in the artists of the younger generation” says Ashatit Halder, the curator.
Debabrata Chakrabarti, who will be inaugurating the exhibition, will showcase a conceptual drawing, in acrylic, which is part of a series based on incidents from daily life, which he had created earlier. “My rapport with Chitrakoot Art Gallery dates back to 2000, when I had organised my solo exhibition here. This time, my wife who specialises in mythological paintings, in acrylic on canvas, has also contributed an artwork to this exhibition,” says Debabrata, an artist, who has worked as an illustrator and art critic with a leading daily.
Samhita Bhaumik, a clinical psychologist based in Gurgaon, is the co-organiser of the exhibition, who will be showcasing her work Owl at Charulata. “I chose owl as the subject of my painting because, it is usually considered, an embodiment of wisdom and also associated with Lakshmi in Indian mythology,” says Samhita, who loves birds.
“Drawing is something which comes very naturally to me. It’s a tool of self-expression, as all my works are a recreation of whatever I see or visualise in my dreams. That is why, you won’t find any similarity or likeness of my artwork with those of others,” she reveals.
At Chitrakoot Art Gallery. June 7- June 16. 3 pm – 8 pm.