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ALWAR BALASUBRAMANIAM

Into Thin Air

November 11, 2004 - January 22, 2005

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Emerging Angels, 2004

Talwar Gallery is very pleased to announce an exhibition of new sculptures, installations and works on paper by A. Balasubramaniam. This is his second solo exhibition in the Unites States and his second at Talwar Gallery.  Beyond capturing his vision with beauty of an experience, in his new works Bala has evolved his search for the ineffable. Strongly influenced by the spiritual nature of expression and propelled by existential quest, the artist continues to excavate our perception from inertia of habit. On exhibit are artist’s most recent explorations with the boundaries between the seen and the unseen while situating the hidden in our vision and in consciousness. As a momentary viewing masks the underlying transformations, the artist employs the process to reveal the hidden.

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Golden Thorn, 2014 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Despite the strong visual affirmation in witnessing Bala’s works we are challenged to believe what we see. Our sense of perception, of reality is questioned and at times evoking a contradictory realization. This comes to the fore in the work, Golden Thorn, in which a stem of thorns cast in pure gold is floating in a palpably soft, white background. The desire for wealth (Maya) is juxtaposed with the pain associated with the pursuit of illusions."

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Untitled, 2004

Cast from self, sand, fiberglass, evaporating compound, acrylic and wood

18" x 24" x 20"

Untitled, 2004

Fiberglass, chrome plated bronze

30" x 20" x 10"

Golden Thorn, 2004

20 karat gold and acrylic

26" x 16" x 3"

Untitled, 2004

Fiberglass, acrylic, rope, dust

58" x 134" x 5 1/2"

Emerging Angels, 2004

Evaporating compound, acrylic, fiberglass

12" x 18" x 15" (Each of 2)

In, but out, 2004

Fiberglass cast from self

10" x 6 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dawn to dawn, 2004

Trace of fire, silkscreen

17" x 109"

Exposed Self, 2004

Fiberglass cast from self, acrylic, plastic

12" x 35" x 6"

Untitled, 2004

Cast from self, sand, fiberglass, evaporating compound, acrylic and wood

18" x 24" x 20"

Untitled, 2004

Fiberglass, chrome plated bronze

30" x 20" x 10"

Golden Thorn, 2004

20 karat gold and acrylic

26" x 16" x 3"

Untitled, 2004

Fiberglass, acrylic, rope, dust

58" x 134" x 5 1/2"

Emerging Angels, 2004

Evaporating compound, acrylic, fiberglass

12" x 18" x 15" (Each of 2)

In, but out, 2004

Fiberglass cast from self

10" x 6 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dawn to dawn, 2004

Trace of fire, silkscreen

17" x 109"

Exposed Self, 2004

Fiberglass cast from self, acrylic, plastic

12" x 35" x 6"