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(desi)re

February 19 - April 30, 2005

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Anjum Singh  PURE WATER - EIGHT GLASSES & A QUARTER, 2002

Talwar Gallery is pleased to announce (desi)re, an exhibition expressing the raison d’être of our gallery by bringing together a group of artists that have been introduced by us over the past few years.

desire simmers with passion, is ruled by obsession and driven by purpose. As George Bernard Shaw once remarked, “You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”

desi, a Hindi word implying “of one’s own country” and used frequently for “of Indian origin” employed here not just as a subset of desire but also as a curatorial component. The Artists shared origin or “roots” are reflected merely as a single strand in a complex woven fabric that is each artist individually without any overt superficial cultural identification.

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Allan deSouza  Terrains, 1999-2000

The artists featured in this exhibition–A. Balasubramaniam, Zarina Bhimji, Allan deSouza, Subba Ghosh, Sheila Makhijani, Ranjani Shettar, Anjum Singh and Alia Syed–employ a variety of media to translate their unique individual vision with regards to purpose, identity, history and place. Their desires to exceed expectations of locality, of self; to extract purpose and significance from their familiar environs, to create these artists have renegotiated the borders and refuse to singularly site themselves or their work. Their search and their work traverse beyond any simplified categorization based on geography, religion, culture and race.

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Allan deSouza

The Little Deaths, 2004

Tissue paper, artist's sperm

26" x 16"

Allan DeSouza

he had a vague sense of an elusive meaning, a light in the distance, a glimmer on the horizon, something he wanted to say if only he had the language for it, 2001

C Print on Aluminum

23 1/2" x 46 1/2"

 

Allan deSouza

it didn't hurt, nothing hurt, and he let himself float into the strangeness of the sensation, 2001

C Print on Aluminum

24" x 39"

Allan deSouza

Terrains, 1999-2000

C Print on Aluminum

18 1/2" x 24" (Each of 4)

Subba Ghosh

HELLO, 2002

Mixed media

72" x 26"

Sheila Makhijani
BUTPUTS, 2003
Acrylic on solid acrylic cubes
1.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" (Each of 100)

 

Anjum Singh

PURE WATER - EIGHT GLASSES & A QUARTER, 2002

Oil on canvas

72" x 90"

Subba Ghosh

MAN IN THE CORNER, 2002

Mixed media

72" x 26"

Ranjani Shettar

MAYA, 2005

Pigment Lacquered Wooden Beads, Silicone Rubber, Stainless Steel 

102" x 247" 7"

Zarina Bhimji

HARSH PUBIC HAIR, 1998

Lightbox

33" x 40"

Alia Syed

1001 - Excavation Number 1, 2005

Lightbox

26 1/2" x 82 1/2"

Zarina Bhimji

ARMOUR, 1995

Lightbox

33" x 42 1/2"

Allan deSouza

The Little Deaths, 2004

Tissue paper, artist's sperm

26" x 16"

Allan DeSouza

he had a vague sense of an elusive meaning, a light in the distance, a glimmer on the horizon, something he wanted to say if only he had the language for it, 2001

C Print on Aluminum

23 1/2" x 46 1/2"

 

Allan deSouza

it didn't hurt, nothing hurt, and he let himself float into the strangeness of the sensation, 2001

C Print on Aluminum

24" x 39"

Allan deSouza

Terrains, 1999-2000

C Print on Aluminum

18 1/2" x 24" (Each of 4)

Subba Ghosh

HELLO, 2002

Mixed media

72" x 26"

Sheila Makhijani
BUTPUTS, 2003
Acrylic on solid acrylic cubes
1.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" (Each of 100)

 

Anjum Singh

PURE WATER - EIGHT GLASSES & A QUARTER, 2002

Oil on canvas

72" x 90"

Subba Ghosh

MAN IN THE CORNER, 2002

Mixed media

72" x 26"

Ranjani Shettar

MAYA, 2005

Pigment Lacquered Wooden Beads, Silicone Rubber, Stainless Steel 

102" x 247" 7"

Zarina Bhimji

HARSH PUBIC HAIR, 1998

Lightbox

33" x 40"

Alia Syed

1001 - Excavation Number 1, 2005

Lightbox

26 1/2" x 82 1/2"

Zarina Bhimji

ARMOUR, 1995

Lightbox

33" x 42 1/2"