3rd-10th January 2016 (Sun-Sun)
EMERGE was a group art show presenting emerging artists from Gyaan Adab. It was curated by Susan Bullough Khare. In an effort to promote gifted young artists who have demonstrated a high degree of creative talent and a commendable commitment to their art, Gyaan Adab, in association with art educationalist and therapist Susan Bullough Khare, is delighted to present the work of Ishita Dharap, Patanjali Bhati Thakkar, Sam Bullough and Sameer Dixit. Ruby Jhunjhunwala inaugurated the exhibition, following which she conversed with each artist individually about their work and what exactly makes them tick.
The programme included a group show of their excitingly different works, workshops for young people and adults, opportunities for schools and visitors to meet and talk with the artists about their work. Indeed, a plethora of things happened during the course of the exhibition. Sameer Dixit brought forth a live demonstration of his art as he painted throughout the course of another event. Just before the finale, the four artists began working on a magical group piece that was unveiled during the evening. The finale of the exhibition included a summary of the exhibition and the workshops it entailed, along with a Kathak performance that merged both dance and art. For the future, Gyaan Adab plans to initiate shows of this exhibition at various galleries in the city of Pune.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ishita Dharap has a Diploma in Art and Design from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore and has been drawing, painting and freelancing in graphic design and illustration. She has had 2 group shows of her work in India and U.S.A, and one solo exhibition in Pune, in 2014-15.
Patanjali Bhati Thakkar’s work is a result of a culmination of mindful strokes rendered in the present moment. An interest in Buddhist beliefs and theosophy has come to play a significant role in her art. A Bachelor in Fine Arts from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and a Post Graduate in Art Direction from FTII, Pune.
Sam Bullough has trained in a variety of arts related subjects in Ireland, including photography, visual art, architecture, graphic design and basic ceramics, in Ireland. His art work involves extensive research combined with personal introspection, which then finds form through a variety of mediums and materials
Sameer Dixit is inspired to draw and paint by every moment of life and his surrounding environment. Using acrylic and the occasional charcoal on canvas, he began painting professionally in 2011. Born and brought up in Pune, he has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Painting from Bharatiya Vidyapeeth College and has gone on to win several awards and recognitions.