Between the Lines
Revati Sharma Singh at Art & Soul Gallery from April 17 - May 2, 2010
Revati’s most recent body of works addresses the complexities of inhabiting a world where ‘lines’ characterize trends of upheaval and unison. If her previous works evoked a feeling of cultural disintegration, the ones in ‘Between the Lines’ portray human essence and evolution.
Speaking about her approaching solo exhibition, Revati says, “Everywhere we look, in this city or the country for that matter, there are lines - some invisible and some that stare you right in the eye… we choose to ignore them because it makes us uncomfortable. These are not just physical lines but social, religious, political and economical as well… it’s the extremes that frighten me. It bothers me that I am very much a part of it all and angers me that I do nothing to change it.”
Revati Sharma Singh can easily be described as one of India’s thinking artists. Her works provoke deep thought and make for a visual journey that inspires the mind’s eye. It’s in her atelier that she finds herself at peace and one with the issues that deeply concern her – they maybe the disintegration of our value systems or even the lines that divide us.
Her art lends itself to wholesome sentiments – sentiments that lighten or beset our daily life. This unique exhibition offers the viewer a sublime experience through works on canvas.
Between the Lines
Lines form a basis of who we are.
When we think of lines, we probably think of lines that divide.
They may be borders which divide one country from another. They may be religion, dividing one home from another. They may be monetary distinction bringing the barrier between rich and poor.
There are a few lines, though not visible to the naked eye, are always present. It may include the lines in our relationships, the lines of caste and creed of colour and also the lines between truth and deceit.
Despite these divisions, there are lines that unite.
That may be an umbilical cord uniting a mother with her child. The heritage passes down to the next generation, uniting two generations. Though there are borders, there are also lines which connect one country to another. The lines on our palms define and create our destiny. Our bones fuse together to make the most complex forms – our bodies.
The most important lines may be that of communication, forming the basis of all different languages and dialects where love, peace and war mean the same thing in different languages to all the people.
Art & Soul Gallery
1, Madhuli, Shiv Sagar Estate
Date │ Timings
April 17th to May 2nd, 2010 │ Mondays – Fridays: 10 am – 6:30 pm, Saturdays: 11 am – 4 pm