INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL in collaboration with DOWD GALLERY
Invites you a panel discussion and closing reception at
DOWD GALLERY CORTLAND NY,
On April 23 4:30PM
IAAC ERASING BORDERS 2009
EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART OF THE DIASPORA
Participating artists (Click on the artists name for details): Niyeti Chadha Kannal, Nandini Chirimar,
Khalil Chishtee, Neil Chowdhury , Pritika Chowdhry, Anjali Deshmukh, Anujan Ezhikode,
Indira Freitas Johnson, Asha Ganpat, Ina Kaur, Adil Mansuri, Divya Mehra, Samanta Batra Mehta,
Indrani Nayar-Gall, Jagdish Prabhu, Antonio Puri, Alka Raghuram, Gautam Rao, Amin Rehman,
Tara Sabharwal, Pallavi Sharma, Mumtaz Hussain, Reeta Gidwani Karmarkar, Haresh Lalvani,
Alakananda Mukerji, Veru Narula, Prince Varughese Thomas
Curated by Vijay Kumar
Moderated by Andrew Mount Director Dowd Fine Art Gallery
Panelists: Pritika Chowdhry, Neil Chowdhury, Asha Ganpat, Divya Mehra, Antonio Puri,
The panel will discuss each of the panelists' work, while maintaining a focus upon certain elements present in the exhibition this year, most notably the notions of the sacred and the profane as it exists within much of the exhibition, and further, how these complex concepts are readily conveyed through the varied use of the body within the panelists' work. The idiosyncrasies of expression that characterize each artists' work provide an entre to the concept of diversity, but this cant be boiled down to a simple dialogue about identity, rather this is the foundation for a much more complex (and hopefully engaging) discussion about the common and disparate that exists within this group of artists, oscillating from craft to concept and back again.
About Dowd Gallery & Directions
State University of New York
College at Cortland,
Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 162
Cortland, New York 13045
Exhibition Dates Feb 27 - April 25 the exhibition will travel to Crossing Art immediately after Dowd Gallery.
Please see schedule for details.