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October 29, 2015

Gigi Scaria and Anant Joshi: The Ark and The Clock

Text by Huzan Tata

Catch fascinating artworks by the acclaimed creators in South Mumbai this month

Chemould Prescott Road, the Mumbai gallery situated in the heart of Old Bombay, presents shows of two of its acclaimed artists, Gigi Scaria and Anant Joshi. The former’s The Ark is a series of drawings, paintings and multimedia works, which illustrate how Noah’s biblical ark is the phoenix that represents new beginnings arising from the apocalypse the world is slowly heading to.

Joshi’s sculptural installation, Trembling Hands (of the clock) that’s on display at Gallery Maskara, is a grid of 200 miniature sculptures, that come together as pieces in a board game, as also weapons used in war. The fascinating sand-cast bronze installation brings forth the ‘trembling hands’ of a warrior and the ‘clock’ reminds viewers that all wars are bound by time.

Artist Profiles

Gigi Scaria One of the contributors of Verve’s first annual art issue, Scaria has an MFA in painting from the Jamia Millia University in New Delhi. His works have been displayed at solo and group exhibitions the world over, as well as at several art biennales. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

Anant Joshi The Nagpur-born artist completed his MFA from the JJ School of Art in 1996 and has since held several solo shows in India and abroad. Joshi has also participated in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012 and Aesthetic Bind: Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer, a part of Chemould Prescott Road’s 50th anniversary exhibition series. He lives and works in Baroda.

The Ark is on display at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai (Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort) and Trembling Hands (of the clock) is on display at Gallery Maskara, Mumbai (6/7, 3rd Pasta Lane, Colaba) until November 21, 2015.

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