By Simran Sachdeva
Standing under the spotlight in a glitzy mall, is Shubika Lal’s Street Sweeper who seems to be raising bigger concerns than merely cleaning the surrounding. Armed with a broom, the six-foot figure, made of fallen twigs and branches, wants to clean the earth of elements hostile to nature.
At present, he is canvassing for the cause at Gallery Nvya. The exhibition, titled “Art for Earth”, brings together 35 artists from across India with the aim to draw attention to the environment. “We should realise the effect our actions have on the earth. The exhibition addresses the issue through the emotional and powerful language of art,” says curator Shweta Zharotia.
If Tahir Siddiqui’s canvas shows a peacock dancing on a cityscape, suggesting the decline of such sightings, Ritika Zharotia’s My Green Car has the clock ticking on the body of a car as a warning against pollution.
At Gallerie Nvya till June 20. Contact: 29564333