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Talwar Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of sculptural works by Alwar Balasubramaniam. This exhibition marks a decade s ince his US debut solo in the same space. The exhibition will open to the public on Ma y 5th and run through July 27\, 2012.

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Expanding on the di alogue created by his past works\, Bala’s new works pushes the boundaries o f his practice conceptually and materially. Imperceptible folds and lines b etween the artist's closed hands are monumentalized in works carved from sa ndstone and granite\, while in other works cast from the artist's body\, th e exterior is all that remains: a folded layer existing only as skin\, cast off like clothing is a poignant remnant embodying absence. Another work\, hovering in mid-air\, entices the viewer to believe in the unseen. In an in terplay of forms taken from the body\, the works become increasingly abstra ct as they move from the outside to the spaces enclosed within—the familiar sources of their creation dissolving into unexpected and ethereal formatio ns.   

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Seeing is not believing and believing is what is i n the unseen. Bala works with the thresholds of the physical\, the visible\ , the perceptible\, allowing the viewer to transgress all boundaries. His w orks materialize the non-physical\, show the invisible and permit the exper ience of the imperceptible. 

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Alwar Balasubramaniam was bo rn in 1971 in Tamil Nadu\, India . His works have been frequently seen in international exhibitions and Institutions including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)\, < st1:state>New York\; Guggenheim Museum\, < st1:state>New York\; Mori Art Museum\, Japan\; Essl Museum\, Austria and recently in a so lo exhibition at The Phillips Collection\, Washington< /st1:city>\, DC. His works will be on vi ew in the upcoming 18th Biennale of Sydney opening June 26 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Cockatoo Island\, Sydney.

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Alwar Balasubramaniam lives and works in Bang alore\, India. His works are also currently on view at Talwar Gallery\, New Delhi.

DTEND:20130309 DTSTAMP:20141025T014515 DTSTART:20120505 GEO:40.7354951;-73.9888793 LOCATION:Talwar Gallery - NY\,108 East 16th Street \nNew York\, NY 10003 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Alwar Balasubramaniam UID:215251 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR