With its first physical exhibition post Covid-19, Tao Art Gallery in Mumbai, is a ray of hope and vision of positivity for coming times.
Coming as a breath of fresh air for the art scene in Mumbai is the first physical exhibition at the Tao Art Gallery. The Gallery located in Worli in Mumbai, is having the first post-Covid physical exhibition with a show called Textures and Layers. The group show begins on December 16.
Alongside Michelle Poonawalla, Textures and Layers, presents work by five leading artists including Revati Sharma Singh, Kisalay Vora, Jaideep Mehrotra, Kalpana Shah and Shruti Jhaveri.
Celebrating Tao’s return to physical shows Textures and Layers presents works that carry a strong presence and explore what it means to physically engage with an artwork. Poonawalla will present six works that incorporate sculptural elements which bring themselves off the canvas and into the viewer’s space.
Her key works include Blue Wave, inspired by the city of Mumbai. One of the paintings was specially produced for Textures & Layers and references the city through its free flowing language and colour. Desert Rose which features Poonawalla’s butterfly mottig representing the inherent beauty in nature’s patterns as the artist allowed them to fall freely on the work before affixing each one where they landed; and Golden Flutter whose gold plated butterflies are a nod to the artist’s recent collaboration with Italian design house Inkiostro Bianco.
Curated by Sanjana Shah and Sapna Kar the exhibition celebrates the galleries return to physical shows presenting works that carry a strong presence and explore what it means to physically engage with an artwork. “I believe that true to its historically experimentative nature, art cannot be confined to a primarily virtual platform. To understand the art, one must understand its essence, by interacting with every aspect of it minutely. Every artwork is imprinted upon twice, once by the hands of its maker, and the second time by the senses of its observer.” Sanjana Shah, Creative Director, Tao Art Gallery.
The exhibition runs until the 10th January 2021 and in addition to the physical show Tao will present a virtual walkthrough of the exhibition.