The exhibition aims to “dig up” the intangible and elusive nature of time, and uses the method of pottery to use as a reference to chronological time.
Hailing from different parts of the country, the participating artistes are Aarti Vir (Telangana), Antra Sinha (Puducherry), Dipalee Daroz (New Delhi), Manisha Bhattacharya (New Delhi), Mudita Bhandari (Indore), Neha Pullarwar (Mumbai), Rakhee Kane Jadeja (Auroville), Reyaz Badruddin (New Delhi), Shampa Shah (Bhopal), Shirley Bhatnagar (New Delhi) and Vinod Daroz (Baroda).
“A timeline is a way of displaying a list of events in chronological order, the past, present and the future. We can use it to document the past, study our present and imagine the future. Similar is our human mind because we can memorise, maintain and muse! Ceramic and pottery have an important role in archaeology for understanding the culture, technology and behavior of peoples of the past.
Scooped out from earth itself, ceramic and pottery associate itself with time, past, present and future,” says Bajaj Gallery Director.?
As the artistes investigate this fundamental concept, the medium of clay comes alive to explore the “uncharted, fertile, full of infinite possibilities” of time. Aarti Vir, for instance, uses the metaphor of a river and juxtaposes it with time, a river on its own that stops for none in the maze-like attribute of our minds. In the Hyderabad-based artiste's work on display, she revels in the liberty to choose between the maze and the river, creating an effervescent moment in her work.
At the same time, Vinod Daroz brings together the fleeting tangibility and utter fragility of both time and clay. His creations such as Black Sea and Timeless are laced with symbolic references. While Rakhee Kane ,assimilates her experiences as an artiste in life, strong impressions find its expression in her works, Dipalee Daroz makes this journey in time. From the primordial state to the objective, is marked and inscribed in form, material and function. In a metaphorical sense the object becomes both, timeless as well as time borne. When time transcends the material object, it becomes immaterial in itself; this immateriality is in turn reinforced by the timelessness of the object.
When: On till February 15 Where: Gallery Art Positive, Lado Sarai