For artist Gogi Saroj Pal, the motif of women is a recurrent theme in her work. She presents her work in the exhibition, A Retrospective in association with the Pathways Art Gallery from 16 to 26 November at Pathways School Gurgaon.
This exhibition is a trendsetter due to the very fact that it is uniquely singular event of its nature in the country. Pal works in many media, including gouache, oil, ceramic and weaving. Her works usually have women as their subject, and many of her paintings have a fantastical element that still comments on the female condition. Her early works were more realistic, but over time she has moved to simpler, more stylized paintings that have considerable impact. The iconography of women is an important feature of Pal’s work and her images are not devoid of context. The status of women in society and nuances of their degradation find reflection in her work.
Since the completion of her education, her name has been a prominent presence in national and international solo and group exhibitions of repute. To name a few places, her work has gathered critical acclaim in New York, Germany, Rome, Turkey, Cuba, and Singapore.
She has been honoured with the prestigious awards like National Award in Painting by Lalit Kala Academy, Sanskriti Award, Cleveland Drawing Biennial in U.K. among many others. She has also written a number of books on legends from India and Hungary.
When: 16-26 November
Where: Pathways Art Gallery, Pathways School, Gurgaon