Gallery Ark's Latest Exhibition is a Spectacular Visual Retreat During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Hindsight 20/20 by Gallery Ark

Visually strong art at attractive price points is Gallery Ark’s latest offering in

their new exhibition “Hindsight 20/20”.


The exhibition brings together four artists from the gallery’s roster in a stunning display - at the gallery’s first physical exhibition since the lockdown. The exhibition will be on view till December 15. Also available digitally on Gallery Ark’s Online Viewing Room, accessible via their website.


Exhibiting Artists:

Deepak Agasthya, Mrugen Rathod, Teja Gavankar & Vimal Ambaliya

In the Image (L-R): Visitors enjoy a socially distanced viewing of “Hindsight 20/20” at Gallery Ark; Vimal Ambaliya’s “Black Series”, Teja Gavankar’s “Conjunctions” series; exhibition view of “Hindsight 20/20” | Images courtesy Gallery Ark, Vadodara


19 October 2020, Vadodara: Gallery Ark opened “Hindsight 20/20” in an intimate, socially distanced, preview on October 15. The exhibition brings together a suite of multimedia artworks by four of the gallery’s roster artists, all of whom are graduates of the Faculty of Fine Arts, at the M S University of Baroda. “Hindsight 20/20” is Gallery Ark’s first major physical exhibition since the nation-wide lockdown. The title of the exhibition is a wistful yet tongue-in-cheek take on the collective mood; the artworks on display are recent productions, reflecting the artists’ introspection and responses to the last six months. The visually delightful artworks have been attractively priced, with most falling under the INR 20,000 /- bracket to encourage a fresh demographic of collectors to engage. The exhibition can also be enjoyed virtually through

Gallery Ark’s Online Viewing Room.


“Hindsight 20/20” has been curated to present an intimate view of the four artists’ practices, as well as their adaptations and interventions through this extraordinary year. Deepak Agasthya presents a suite of dazzling, minimalist paintings while Teja Gavankar’s drawings and miniature brass sculptures articulate her introspection and research on ideas of movement and change. Mrugen Rathod has moved away from his familiar large-scale format, to share a series of maquettes and preparatory drawings for his “J-Point” and “Avataran” series. Vimal Ambaliya brings forth a series of jewel-like, small-format acrylic on paper paintings, as well as his recent, brooding “Black Series”, charcoal on paper drawings, created during the lockdown months.

In the Image (L-R): Exhibition view of drawings by Mrugen Rathod; painting by Deepak Agasthya; Chirasthayi by Vimal Ambaliya | Images courtesy Gallery Ark


The curatorial note for the exhibition summarises the premise of the exhibition saying - “The works by all four artists in this show share a common thread of personal explorations in concepts of space and form, influenced by their individual philosophical and aesthetic inquiries. Most of the works in the show have been created by the artists recently, in the last six months. The time spent in forced isolation and social distancing is reflected in their approach towards viewing the abstract notions of time, space, and movement, as well as how

they ascribe value to these notions.”


Commenting on the response following the exhibition launch, Gallery Director Nupur Dalmia said - “We had a vision for the first exhibition with the four artists, so we took our time to map this out with great care. I’m happy to share that we’ve had strong interest and conversions on the sales front, which is always an encouraging note to start on. Our commitment lies entirely towards supporting promising talent that we believe in. We take the faith placed by the artists in us very seriously and are happy to see our reach growing, despite the challenges of current times.”


The exhibition will be on view at Gallery Ark till 15 December, with visits by prior appointment.


Exhibition Title: Hindsight 20/20

Artists: Deepak Agasthya, Mrugen Rathod, Teja Gavankar, Vimal Ambaliya

Dates: 15 October - 15 December 2020

Venue: Gallery Ark, Plot No. 1, Krisha Industrial Estate, Gowra, Vadodara

ENTRY FREE, BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT

Call +91 63596 01405 to book your visit

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About Gallery Ark:

In the Image (L-R): A view of Gallery Ark; Gallery director, Nupur Dalmia


Gallery Ark was founded in 2017 by Seema and Atul Dalmia, as a natural progression of their passion and patronage of the arts for over a decade. The gallery, now withNupur Dalmia at the helm, is housed in ‘Ark’ – a building designed by Ahmedabad based architect, Aniket Bhagwat. Gallery Ark promotes accessibility of contemporary art and brings a sense of identity to the ever-growing artistic community of Vadodara, by hosting various performances and exhibitions that promote artists at all levels. The space is working towards a vision for creating a platform for contemporary arts and multidisciplinary collaborations including music, dance and theatre - as well as promoting conversations on patronage and engagement.


In the last three years, Ark has hosted 13 curated exhibitions featuring artists like Jyoti Bhatt, K.G Subrahmanyan, Alexander Gorlizki, Olivia Fraser, alongside younger artists like Sarasija Subramanian, Moonis Ahmad Shah, Arshad Hakim, Jethro Buck and Svabhu Kohli. As a part of its gallery programme, Gallery Ark also hosts several collateral events like lectures by stalwart academics including B. N. Goswamy, Kavita Singh, Tapati Guha Thakurta, and Naman Ahuja.

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