Wayne Amtzis’ photograph exhibition ‘Still Life/ Street Life’ is on display and sale at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal. This is Amtzis’ third solo photographs exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition was inaugurated by Ani Choying. The photographs that are on display are his latest collection although some of the photos were displayed earlier too. The earlier set of collections are on black and white and focuses on people who live and work on the street of Kathmandu. Some of the photographs are even accompanied with poems.
The latter collections of photographs are simple, mostly focusing on composition and the photographer insists that he did it for fun. The poet and photographer Amtzis has used discarded things as models or subjects and made them appear intriguing. This time around, the photographs are in a riot of colours. The photographs arrest the images of objects that are barely noticed or not conventionally aesthetic and give them a subtle beauty. —HNS
Women artists The President and Members of the Rotary Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town has organised an exhibition and sale of paintings and sculptures — Contemporary Women Artists in Nepal — at NAFA Gallery, Sita Bhawan, Naxal. The exhibition was inaugurated by Grace Ammal Asirwatham, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal. The artists are Pramila Bajracharya, Sharada Chitrakar, Neera Joshi Pradhan, Sarita Dangol, Ashmina Ranjit, Stina Haldorsen, Reeta Manandhar, Sunita Rana, Purnima Yadav Dangol, Mandira Malla Rajbhandari, Jan Saltar, Seema Shah, Dagmar Mathes, Chanda Shrestha, Sangee Shrestha, Sunila Bajracharya , Chandra Shrestha, Erina Tamrakar, Shashikala Tiwari, Shobha Wagley, Nilam Tamrakar, Chadani Bajracharya, Puspanjali and late Silupyari Karmacharya. Oil paintings are also included in the exhibitions. The artists have used oil, acrylic, water, etching, mix, charcoal and pen and ink. The sculptures are made of terracotta, bronze, gypsum and fibreglass. —HNS