Mellifluous Metaphors
Group Show

In March 2008, Wei-Ling Gallery ties up with Nitanjali Gallery from New Delhi, India to present the best of contemporary Indian art. The exhibition entitled ‘Mellifluous Metaphors’, will be curated by Elizabeth Rogers, a New Delhi/New York based art historian and curator and will feature the works of some of India’s most sought after contemporary artists.

Director of Wei-Ling Gallery, Lim Wei-Ling, says,
‘With the recent euphoria and interest in Contemporary Indian art, we thought it would be an opportune time to introduce some of India’s rising stars to the local market, and a great time for collectors to look at investing in Contemporary Indian Art’

This exhibition is a two-way collaboration between Wei-Ling Gallery and Nitanjali Gallery.

An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art

Melliflous Metaphors features the work of fourteen contemporary painters of the Indian subcontinent. It honours the first of collaborative artistic endeavours by the Wei-Ling Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and the Nitanjali Art Gallery based in New Delhi. All of the participating artists have been working with Nitanjali over varying lengths of time; and reflect the Gallery’s commitment to evolving the work of individual creators as well as the rapidly burgeoning Indian art scene.
The artists included in the show are as follows: Amiya Bhattacharya, Bhaskar Goswami, Dipankar Dasgupta, Durga Kainthola, Manoj Vyloor, Pratul Dash, S. N. Jha, Samit Das, Satadru Sovan Banduri, Seema Kohli, Shruit Gupta Chandra, Sourav Bhattacharya, Vinay Sharma, and Zakkir Hussain.
This congregation of painters drawn from diverse geographical regions of the country, manifest their own idiosyncratic personalities on their chosen picture planes. Nonetheless, despite variance of medium, palette, composition and perspective, and imagery, an unusual lyrical harmony unfolds before the viewer as one’s eye moves from the tableau of one to another.
Indian contemporary art, similarly so true of the Twentieth Century modernist and progressive schools in the country, embraces a wide range of subjects and perspectives. Distinct elements of mythological and iconic representation unfold; whereas the treatment contained in a different frame explores surreal allusions, bending forms both abstract and concrete. Of course, the human body and portraiture characterize the passions of other painters, no matter their age or gender. As many of these personages have not exhibited to date in Malaysia, it is important that their individual strengths and personal journeys be appreciated in tandem with the significant factors of Indian art history. Thus, this project shall stand as both an introduction and a celebration of the rich and resonant voices in the present panorama of Indian art.
Elizabeth Rogers
New Delhi

Wei-Ling Gallery will host ‘Mellifluous Metaphors’ at their venue in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in March 08, and Nitanjali Gallery will host a contemporary Malaysian exhibition at their gallery in New Delhi, India, later this year.

‘Mellifluous Metaphors’ runs at Wei-Ling Gallery from 4th March-26th March 2008 at 8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields,Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia.

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