Prittam Priyalochan and Moumita Ghosh travelled from New Delhi, India to participate in this group show (also involving local artists Elizabeth Guipe Hall, Quincy Owens and Jonathan Frey) which revolves around the subject of home.
In Ghosh's acrylic on canvas "Bari/Bario,"; you see, within the frame of a house, fantastical images of cupcakes and men riding bareback birds, like a young girl's fantasies come to life.
Priyalochan's work seems more directly autobiographical. "For me," Priyalochan told me, "My body is my first home." Portrait Series #2 (ink and acrylic on canvas) a young man who resembles Priyalochan brushes his teeth with a stick of neem wood. In the background you see scenes from village life; a man bathing in water from a well, an elephant sitting on a stool, among other vignettes of village life. The figures are slightly abstracted, evoking folk art traditions not just in India but all around the world.
"This painting speaks of my childhood; the people in the village surviving without technology," he says. But in his "Portrait Series-1," you see a precisely rendered image of the same young man surrounded by a more modern - and familiar - tableau: an abstracted, slightly cartoonish cityscape. It could very well be the urban jungle of Indianapolis, reimagined by a visitor laying his eyes on the city we call home for the very first time. At Harrison Center for the Arts trough July 27
[A+E] Theater + Dance
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