Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jagannath Panda: “Metropolis of Mirage”

SOLO SHOW by Jagannath Panda: “Metropolis of Mirage”

Opening on Sunday, August 28th, 2011 from 4 to 8 pm.
Exhibition continues to Saturday, September 3rd.

Nature Morte is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by the New Delhi-based artist Jagannath Panda. This is a preview of his new works that will be included in his solo show at our Berlin gallery (Sept 24 – Oct 22). For this reason, the works will only be on view in our New Delhi gallery for one week.

Panda’s works continue with his characteristic collage technique, in which the surface of the canvas or sculpture is built up with the addition of brocade fabrics, blended together to create the skins of beasts and feathers of birds, to mimic foliage or approximate man-made surfaces. This hybridized surface treatment corresponds with many of the artist’s themes, which focus on moments, locations and icons that are in a state of flux, caught between oppositions that are being reconciled only with both anxiety and confusion. Panda’s portraits of the burgeoning new city of Gurgaon (where he lives and works) illustrate the tensions to be found there, as over-development threatens natural habitats and infrastructures prove to be inadequate even before they are completed. Likewise, Panda’s mix of the mythological and the realistic points to the disoriented nature of Indian identity today, as it hopes to synthesize the traditional and the contemporary, the indigenous and the international, the imaginary and the actual.

In addition to the works travelling to Berlin, one new large sculpture will be on display. This has been created for a group show on the subject of spirituality in contemporary art to be held at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco in May 2012. And two major paintings that were previously seen in group shows at the Lalit Kala Akademie in New Delhi (Common Wealth Games exhibition, October 2010 and “Tolstoy Farm” curated by Gayatri Sinha, April 2011) will also be included in this show at Nature Morte.

Jagannath Panda was born in Bhubaneswar in 1970 and received his BFA in sculpture from the BK College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar in 1991 and his MFA in sculpture from the MS University, Baroda in 1994. Subsequent studies took him to the Fukuoka University in Japan (1997) and the Royal College of Art in London, where he received an MA degree in sculpture in 2002. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Nature Morte in New Delhi (2009, 2005, 2000); the Chemould Gallery in Mumbai (2007, 2000); and the Alexia Goethe Gallery in London (2009). He has been included in a wide number of important group shows including “Indian Highway IV” at the Lyons Museum of Contemporary Art, France; “Indian Highway V” at the MAXXI Museum in Rome (upcoming); “Transformation” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; “Chalo! India” at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; “Where in the World,” the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon; and “Midnight’s Children,” Studio la Citta, Verona, Italy (among many others).

Nature Morte is open Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 6pm, and closed on Sundays. For more information and press photographs please contact Geeta Bajaj at (011) 4174-0215 or Rajeev Dhawan at (011) 2956-1596.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Proceeding of the Executive body meeting held on dt. 01.08.2011 at Alumni BKCAC Office at Bibhuti Kanungo College of Art and Crafts, Khandagiri, BBSR

Members Present:

1-Sri Adwait Prasad Gadanayak President,

2-Sri Jagannath Panda Vice-President,

3-Sri Subrat Kumar Mullick, Secretary,

4-Sri Anjan Kumar Sahoo, Jt. Secretary,

5-Sri Tarakanta Parida, Tresurer,

6-Sri Prabir Kumar Dalai, Executive member,

7-Sri Nigamananda Swain, Executive member,

8-Sri Pratap Kumar Jena, Executive member,

9-Sri M Sovan Kumar, Executive member,

10-Sri Sangram Maharana, Executive member,

11-Sri Ashok Kumar Nayak, Executive member,

12-Miss Priyadarsini Mohanty, Executive member,

13-Sri Manas Ranjan Jena,member

14-Sri Meenaketan Pattanaik,member.

Meeting was held at the AllumniBKCAC Office , on dated 01.08.11 at 12 noon in the chairman ship of vice-president sj Jagannath Panda. The following matters has been discussed and taken decisions for smooth running of the AlumniBKCAC.

1. Any Programme proposed by the members should be approved by the Executive Body & Programme should followed with requirement and resource of fund.

2. All the members should work together to raise funds by devoting their time & effort.

3. Regarding organization of a seminar/workshop of outsider artists as proposed by our member Sri Pradosh Kumar Mishra, it is decided that , Sri Mishra hereby requested to sent a detailed report for taking necessary action at this end.

4. Seminars will be organized time to time and Sri Anjan Ku. Sahoo and Prabir Kumar Dalai members are hereby requested to take necessary steps for successful organization of the said programme

5. Meet the Artist’s a programme namely “Sampark” to relate present students of B.K.College of Art and Crafts, with Alumnis for better acceptance.In this connection the executive committee decided that Sri Ashok Nayak, Sri M. Sovan Kumar and Sri Meenaketan Pattnaik will decide the programme and artist.

6. Proposals and representations should be sent to Central Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi for the betterment of the Odia art and artists.

7. A Newsletter and programme will be made to aware the Alumnies regarding activities.

8. A financial review committee has formed by the executive body to streamline the financial matter and records of Account. In this committee Sri N.Swain , A. Sahoo, P. Dalai and Sri Subrat Mullick are the members.

9. A proposal is coming for consideration to set-up a library for keeping of books and catalogues.

10. Members present strongly recommended for smooth running of AlumniBKCAC.

11. Proposal came from Sj Jagannath Panda, he proposed poster/leaflet regarding programme conducted by Alumni should be put in the Notice board in sufficient before commencement of the Programme as promo.

12. As per previous decision of the executive body regarding publication of a Monograph of Sri Byomakesh Mohanty (Ex Lect. In Painting) is seems to postponed further an Exhibition ‘A Tribute to Byomokesh Mohany” with a publication namely Shradhanjali have been published in association with Artist’s Association of Orissa (AAO) at Rastriya Lalitkala Kendra, Bhubaneswar, to mark his 1st death anniversary.

The above matters have been discussed and unanimously decided for the smooth running of the AlumniBKCAC,

The meeting was over after thanks to the president (Sri Adwait Prasad Gadanayak) .



President, AlumniBKCAC