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Skin : the finer nuance @gallerythreshold As part of our outreach efforts , we have Rosalyn de Mello reading from an excerpt of her essay titled Black and Nilanjana Roy reading excerpts from Skin by Margaret Mascharenhas as a tribute to the late author - followed by a dialogue with the participating artists . Pl join us this eve at 4.30 pm at gallerythreshold #bookreadings #dialogues #skin #writers #contemporaryart

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Skin : the finer nuance @gallerythreshold Shivani Aggarwal’s work the Stitched Skin address the idea of shame and decency encoded onto a woman’s skin. “I often hide my skin, beneath layers of clothes, parched hidden, tired, holding numerous things… The cloth or garment almost became my second skin, which I could adorn, show off, expose and be proud of,” writes Aggarwal in an excerpt of the text accompanying her imagery that is part photography, part painting part decoupage. On view till 20 th Aug’19. #photography #painting #sculpture #installation #artistsoninstagram #skin #contemporaryart

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Skin : the finer nuance on view @gallerythreshold Through the works of artists like Prajakta,the show addresses the vulnerability of human skin, its fragile yet resilient nature and the sensibilities of other sentient beings. In this specially commissioned work for Threshold, Prajakta Potnis has worked upon the image of her father’s, birthmark .Working upon a digital image she has painted upon it, personalizing the birthmark making it her own. The exhibition is on view till 20 th Aug ‘19 Image courtsey project 88. #photography #painting #contemporaryart #artistsoninstagram #skin

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Skin : the finer nuance currently on view @gallerythreshold Shibu Arakkal’s photographs are a set of two series titled 'Constructing Life' and 'Lines in the Sand'. The technique used for the 'Constructing Life' series is composite layering. It consists of a set of portraits of the proletariat. “Lines in the sand, lines on the skin, demarcate what we believe belongs to us. These lines have grown into barriers that divide us. Throughout history, these walls have become palimpsests of separation and segregation – a layering of the present over half remembered lives of the past,” says Arakkal. #photography #art #portraitphotography #artistsoninstagram #theskinface

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Skin : the finer nuance The Second Skin by Shormii Choudhury The Second skin ( 58”’x 35” x 19” ) is a manifestation of intimate dialogues and confrontations with the Self. A self, which is an assemblage of numerous identities and is layered by complex interlinked personal histories. The cabinet is a space. This cabinet has traveled to many places as space, as well as the representations of many people are reflecting in this space. Opened doors of cabinet reflect the openness of an open mind. Shormii utilizes an old cabinet, which bears the marks of use and stands as a testimony to the time that has gone by. An enclosure, that has kept the most precious at the given point in time .Its intimacy attains a shrine-like status where the Inside and Outside can introspect mutually in a personal sacred and metaphysical realm. Where the image of the Self (quite literally build by pasting layer upon layer of paper) can comfortably be just herself and contemplate. Curated by Georgina Maddox on view till 20 th Aug ‘19 @gallerythreshold #artistoninstagram #sculpture #memories #photography #painting #paper

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Skin a finer nuance Opens on 20 th July @gallerythreshold. Megha Joshi The Skin Remembers Sculptural installation, Latex, foam, cloth on plywood The skin Remembers Our skin is our first defense and protector from all of lifes assaults. When an invasive procedure takes place through our skin, it heals and tries to erase the trauma. But however pleasant or unpleasant the reason, our skin has memory and remembers. Mnemodermia, as it is officially known, is a prolonged state of hypersensitivity in a particular area of skin long after an initial reaction has disappeared. In essence, the skin remembers past sufferings and physically replays them later on in life.  I have taken a list of reasons from 30 family and friends, for the scars they have due to invasive surgery. Whether for cosmetic or life-saving reasons, their skin was penetrated, and each scar tells us much more than medical history. Nothing is just skin-deep. #skin #scars #contemporaryart #artistsoninstagram

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The idea of transcendence is predominant in V.Ramesh’s work. In this painting he captures the essence of the emaciated physical frame of KaraikkalAmma in thorny foliage, as she gestures in her prayer for being de-fleshed, strongly hinting at the transience of the body. This exquisite copper alloy from the Chola period (ca. late 13th century) captures the Shiva devotee who prayed to God to take away her beauty in order to appear more austere #metmuseum #indianart #painting #bronze #sculpture #poetry #poetrycommunity #artistsoninstagram

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Mahishasura Mardini The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon According to the myth the male Hindu Gods like Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma, cannot quell Mahishasura, a buffalo shaped demon that represents ignorance. Hence Gods combine their power to Embody Durga where each god arms her with a specific weapon, like the trident and the sword. However it is her innate feminine power that triumphs over the demon. According to the myth Durga broke the jaw of the demon with her thumb rather than the weapons bestowed upon her by the male deities. The narrative is further enriched by the detail that the demon raises Durga’s right foot in his hand, conveying that even in death a soul may seek salvation. This myth has been portrayed through the ages through several sculptural and painting styles, some which are earthy while others more ornate. The late Modern Contemporary artist Tyeb Mehta is known for his powerful representations of Mahishasura Mardini. #metmuseumnyc #thephiladelphiamuseumofart #sothebys #tyebmehta #sculpture #antiquity #bronze #inspiration #india #revisitingbeauty #indianart

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