We,the women

It all began a few years back with a handful of women artists from the city getting together to express their thoughts,feelings and creativity on canvas.

Written by Parul | Published:March 9, 2009 5:37 am

A group of 21 Indian contemporary women artists weave an exhibition of their expressions

It all began a few years back with a handful of women artists from the city getting together to express their thoughts,feelings and creativity on canvas. WE,in this time,has not only grown in numbers,but perspective,and every year they all come together for an exhibition to give form to their feelings. This year,as many as 21 women from all over India have put up their works,51 in all,each a unique expression. “They all make their statement on the quintessential womanhood as ‘shakti’ with their works,some bold,some subtle,but never cowing down putting their ideas,ruminating reflections of the inner recesses of their mind and proactive thought process,” Dr Indu Bala,a lecturer makes her point.

Sadhna Sangar,president of WE,chooses vibrant shades of blue and expresses freedom with a flight of birds finding peace and a cosmic world. Many of the paintings have women-oriented themes,keeping the occasion of Women’s Day in mind. Navpreet Kaur,Vice-President of WE portrays a woman and through birds,the intricacies of human relationships. Neenu Vij’s two paintings are abstract works,”yes,there are no boundaries,but that’s not to say that the thoughts are not deep,” smiles the secretary of the group. While Jasmine from Patiala has Ganeshas as her inspiration,Neeru Singh takes you on the road,with autos,milkmen,tongas creating movement. The contrasts of then and now is what Kiran Bela paints with an old woman and new bride sharing the same space. Sangeet Birla’s girl with flowers is as gentle as her,while Darhanjot’s girl plays with fish and creates an ethereal image. Anju Pasricha moves from motifs to image,and it’s an absorbing and artistic journey.

The exhibition is on till March 10,at the Government Museum and Art Gallery.

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