12th March, Saturday – 25th March, Friday
SOJOURN – Stories That Feet Tell was an exhibition of drawings by Sucheta Siddha that managed to capture one and all’s attention here at the Centre.
While conversing with her during the course of exhibition, one could easily see why feet and the concept of art that originates from there-within fascinated her. “From infancy to adulthood and beyond, our feet feature in numerous social, cultural, community and religious customs, beliefs and practices,” she said. “But these don’t leave any impression on the stories of our lives. People do. Those who walk in and out of our lives leave footprints that knowingly or unknowingly change the paths of our lives for better or for worse and in the process alter our perspectives.”
And so it was in the exhibition that Sucheta used the essential form of feet to explore this complex and many faceted experience in order to provide multiple perspectives for the viewer – from which life and relationships can be viewed. The drawings on display in this exhibition were been selected from her series of 150 thematic works that explore life and relationships using the image of feet.
Her line drawings are sharply defined, confident and energetic. Their immediacy is evident as they connect with our lives at an essential level. The physical is reinforced and made symbolic, challenging the viewer to also look at larger emotional, social and ethical implications. Borne out of deep internal experience and reflection, the drawings express the emerging accomplishment of a talented artist.
Sucheta Siddha has had one solo show and has participated in two group shows. She has an MA in Fine Arts (SNDT, Pune), Art Master ( Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay, Pune) and Applied Art Diploma(Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay, Pune), and wide experience in art education in schools, art direction in print media newspapers and weeklies, in-house publications of industrial houses and has led design and marketing initiatives in the laminate industry.