SEVENTEEN INDIAN PAINTERS
marking 25 years of Chemould Prescott Road.
September 13 - September 21, 1988
Raza | Tyeb Mehta | Veena Bhargava | Bhupen Khakhar |
Paramjit Singh | Prabhakar Barwe | Jogen Chowdhury |
Laxman Shrestha | K Laxma Goud | Vivan Sundaram | Prabhakar Kolte |
Saleem Arif | Ranbir Singh Kaleka | Yusuf | Akhilesh | Vijay Shinde | Atul Dodiya
Gallery Chemould’s 25 Years at the Jehangir
‘Chemould’ began as a frame factory over 4 decades ago during which the involvement in promotional activity in the fine arts followed. “Gallery Chemould” as its art division, celebrates 25 years of activity (1963-1988) as a professional gallery in the premises of the Jehangir Art Gallery, with the exhibition – “17 Indian Painters”. The show opens on 13th Sept. and will be inaugurated by Dr Mulk Raj Anand.
This exhibition offers a spectrum of the artists active on the contemporary Indian art scene. It includes senior established artists’ like Raza, Tyeb Mehta, Veena Bhargava, Bhupen Khakhar, Paramjit Singh; leading members of the avant garde such as Barwe, Jogen Chowdhury, Laxman Shrestha, K. Laxma Goud, Vivan Sundaram and Prabhakar Kolte; as also the much talked about younger ones with their emerging talents, both from India and abroad – including Saleem Arif, Ranbir Singh Kaleka, Yusuf, Akhilesh, Vijay Shinde and Atul Dodiya.
In keeping with its tradition of fostering varied activities apart from exhibitions, a workshop has been organized in the duration of the current exhibition where school children will have an opportunity to discuss the works on display with some participating artists as well as doing spot paintings in the gallery. Prabhakar Kolte of the J. J. School of art, assisted by Shireen Gandhy of Gallery Chemould will conduct the workshop session.
Gallery Chemould hopes that these events will be a fitting celebration of its involvement with the contemporary art scene.