Ceramic memories


The bandh postponed the joint inauguration of exhibitions ‘Persistence of Memory’ of Aditi Chakroborty Sadhu and ‘Ceramic Expressions’ of Asha R Dangol by the Indian Ambassador Shiv Shankar Mukherjee on August 22 to August 24. However, the exhibition opened for visitors, who trickled down for the scheduled opening at 5.30 pm on August 22.

Mostly using oil on canvass, Sadhu in her paintings has tried to portray various aspects of nature — its moods, feelings, seasons, among others. Being of Bengali origin, she still seems much bonded with the culture and art works of her native land.

This is clearly visible, as she writes Rabindranath Tagore’s verses on her paintings.

“Some of the paintings are inspired by his poems,” she shared.

On the other hand, this is Dangol’s first go at ceramic paintings, along with an exhibit of some of his Mithila paintings. It is mostly concerned about wildlife-human relationship, people’s violence-torn mentality, and the erotic.

“Dangol’s paintings seem to be have impressions of Picasso, and African and Nepali folk life,” observed artist Ramesh Khanal.

The exhibition is on till September 6.