Volte Gallery

The Dangling Conversation

The Dangling Conversation
25th April 2012 - 1st June 2012

Volte is proud to present “The Dangling Conversation” a solo show by Boshudhara Mukherjee. Boshudhara studied painting at the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda and has been exhibiting actively since her graduation in 2008. This is her second solo exhibition in the country.

In an attempt to merge the gap between art and craft Boshudhara has developed a unique technique: while she paints the canvas using acrylic and oil she also weaves the canvas, transforming its very nature as a carrier of paint. The canvas is the protagonist of Boshudhara’s art practice, going beyond its usual purview: it becomes a space: the painted canvas is cut and woven, sometimes more than once, creating and recreating the patterns, distorting them to create new, unexpected forms.

Boshudhara draws inspiration from a pool of varied and eclectic sources: the delicate lines of a miniature painting, abstract expressionism, geometric patterns of neo-plasticism, repetitive patterns of architectural screens, as well as her grandmother’s sarees. This mixture of influences of form and technique give Boshudhara’s work a deep, layered meaning that calls to be unravelled, explored and found. She uses a variety of media in her works, most of these common materials of everyday use: plastic, paper, tapes, and cloth. These are either layered onto the canvas or stripped and woven into the work. The objective is to recycle the material, to re-contextualize it, strip it of old connotations and render a new meaning.

While the viewer is stunned by the intricacies of the surface, the artist is quick to point that one must keep in mind the process behind the creation: the destruction without which its creation would have not been possible. Boshudhara states that her art practice is much like life: one has to pick up the pieces, rebuild and move on but the scars remain.

“The Dangling Conversation” opens on the 25th of April 2012 and will be on view till 1st of June 2012 at Volte Gallery