Tuesday, June 10, 2014

First Shower by Friends of Pradarshak - Preview - A Report


Preview & High Tea of 20th anniversary show at Pradarshak, Mumbai
Mrs. & Mr. Gul Malani lighting the lamp

‘First Shower by Friends of Pradarshak’ - 20th Anniversary Show of Gallery Pradarshak, Khar (W), Mumbai on 9th June 2014

On the 9th of June, 2014 Pradarshak, the little gallery of contemporary fine art completed its 20 years of deep rooted existence in service of artists and art lovers. It is now like a 10 year old kid with 10 yrs of experience.

Preview & High Tea of 20th anniversary show at Pradarshak, Mumbai
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On the auspicious occasion, the founders of Pradarshak, Lalit and Savitha Hira hosted the preview with High Tea of ‘First Shower by Friends of Pradarshak’  - a special exhibition featuring 20 hand-picked artists, sculptors, photographers and print-makers from their vast repertoire of having shown 1300+ artists in 20 years.

Preview & High Tea of 20th anniversary show at Pradarshak, Mumbai
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The exhibition is a manifestation of some fine abstract paintings and sculptures by some of the best known emerging artists of the fraternity. The exhibition continues till 30th June’14 at gallery Pradarshak.

Preview & High Tea of 20th anniversary show at Pradarshak, Mumbai
Debashish Chall - accoustic guitarist and his team strumming live music

The evening commenced with lighting of lamp by guests of honour, Mrs. & Mr. Gul Malani followed by felicitations of those, who have nurtured Pradarshak through its 20-year long journey. The evening was filled with melody with soft unplugged music at the backdrop of some spectacular camaraderie at the venue. The event was a grand success as it marked a large august gathering of art connoisseurs, art lovers, architects, artists... who joined in the joie de vivre.

Preview & High Tea of 20th anniversary show at Pradarshak, Mumbai
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Preview & High Tea of 20th anniversary show at Pradarshak, Mumbai
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The gathering also came alive as special guests were portrayed live by artists Gayatri Mehta and Sachin Kumawat, who sketched live portraits; the former using charcoal on cartridge paper, etching deep lines into the personalities of her subjects; while the latter used pencil on paper sketching briskly in minimal strokes, drawing out the patron’s persona. This probably was the best gift for their take-home. The gallery also handed out daintily wrapped twin-chocolate flowers with ‘in togetherness, we blossom’ transcribed on them as a token of their appreciation.



1 comment:

  1. To Lalit and Savitha,
    Thank you for a very interesting and enjoyable evening.
    Best Always,
    Sudhir Diwan

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