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First artwork present at Kochi’s Mahakavi G Sankarakurup Memorial showcases Kerala girls artists

Celin Jacob’s set up
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The Mahakavi G Sankara Kurup Memorial on Abraham Madamakkal Street (on the finish of Marine Drive, close to Mangalavanam) seems mirage-like beneath the noon solar. Tucked in away from the primary street, one other unpaved ‘street’ results in it. The multi-level triangular construction is as spectacular from exterior as inside. The primary artwork present at its artwork gallery is the Kerala Modern Ladies Painters, an exhibition of work, sculptures and installations. 

“Often what occurs, with group exhibits resembling this, is that hardly two or three girls artists would determine. I needed to make use of this chance to showcase the works of girls artists spanning a few generations, from TK Padmini to Sajitha Sankar, Anuradha Nalapat, Radha Gomathi and Rathi Devi to Sooraja KS, Kajal Deth and Celin Jacob,” says Bindhi Rajagopal, artist and curator of the present. A few her works are additionally on present.  

Prints of TK Padmini’s paintings

Prints of TK Padmini’s work
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On the outset Bindhi confesses she has not been capable of get a number of the works she would have appreciated to showcase resembling originals of the late TK Padmini’s ‘Nilavu’ and ‘Pattam Parathunna Penkutty’. The 2 work are with the artist’s household. They’re hesitant to present the work for present since they might get broken if not dealt with with care. Bindhi received the works printed on canvas. Likewise followers of Sajitha Shankar’s works too could be disillusioned as they must make do with diminutive [the artist’s paintings span more than a few feet] prints of her work. The logistical problems with buying work apart, the curator has managed to place collectively an attention-grabbing present, value a go to.  

The opposite taking part artists are Victoria Charles, Lekha Narayanan, Nijeena Neelambaran, Sindu Divakaran, Latha Devi NB, Ponmani Thomas, Jalaja PS, Sara Hussain, Deepthi P Vasu, Lekha Vyloppilly, Sabitha Kadannappaly, Sithara KV, Nayana KS, Asha Nandan, Sruthi Siv Kumar, Jayasree PG, Smija Vijayan, Babitha Rajiv and EN Shanthi.

Various preoccupations, kinds and mediums of expression discover area on this uniquely formed gallery. Gender roles, Nature, society, self, metaphysical issues and even COVID-19 are depicted. The present is a peek into how whereas some artists discover new methods of expression and expressing, there may be one other set which is discovering its creative vocabulary with out inhibitions. 

The present is on until February 14, from 11am to 7pm.  

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