Gallery Hopping Today

Aug 9: 2012: Today, the galleries throw open their doors till 9.30 pm. Which means that you can comfortably check out a ton of  exciting exhibits without having to worry about dull concerns like meetings and work.

1. Chatterjee & Lal

Visual Disobedience is thrilled to see our artist Sahej Rahal showcasing his works at Chatterjee & Lal. Our friend Ashish Avikunthak’s work also can be seen at fiVe, the exhibition that marks half a decade of the gallery’s presence. fiVe brings together works of artists represented by the gallery who have exhibited at the present space since 2008.

When: Aug 9, 7-10 pm

On view: Aug 10 – September 22

Where: Chatterjee & Lal: 01/18 Kamal Mansion Floor, 1 Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba


2. Gallery Maskara 

Gallery Maskara announces artist Avantika Bawa’s second solo show. Another Documentation reflects the artist, Avantika Bawa’s continued interest in investigating subtle links between drawing, sculpture and architecture. Through the choice and placement of works, Bawa presents the gallery as a ‘construction-site’ where notions of the everyday that may otherwise go unnoticed are put into creative order. The resultant assemblage simultaneously address and challenge conventions of art making, display and documentation.

When: Aug 9, Artist talk at 7.30 pm

Walkthrough with the Artist: 5:30pm on August 11

Where: 6/7 3rd Pasta Lane, Colaba, Mumbai


3. Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke

Frock, 2012, watercolour on rice paper
61 x 152.4 cm / 24 x 60 in

Artist Siji R Krishnan’s paintings are rich with the texture of the surface that she meticulously prepares with smooth over layering of fine rice paper on canvas.

When: Opening reception by Siji Krishnan, Aug 9, 6.30-9.30 pm

On View: Until September 29

Where: 2 Sunny House, 16/18 Mereweather Road, behind the Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba.


4. Clark House

Canary in a Coal mine

Solo exhibition by Prabhakar Pachpute

Prabhakar Pachpute is often amazed and perplexed that his village now rests on a series of pillars – the land beneath carved hollow from excavation. These extraordinary murals in Clark House are potent expressions of Prabhakar’s descents deep into the coal mines in Chandrapur, where his family has worked for three generations in one of the oldest mines in the country. They are acute observations of the lives of miners, and convey the sublime trauma of the mine’s psycholoical impact on those who work in and those who live above the mines.

Opening: August 9, 5pm onwards

Where: Ground Floor, 8 Nathalal Parekh Marg, opposite Sahakhari Bandar, near Woodside Inn, Colaba


5. Sakshi Gallery

Catch two solos by Lee Hayan and Sabeer Ali. They exhibit only until tomorrow so don’t miss it. Six French shorts will be screened.

When: 6.30 pm
Where: Tanna House, 11-A Nathalal Parekh Marg, Colaba.


6. Lakeeren

For a month, Lakeeren Gallery will turn into a Research Pod wherein the gallery’s library will be available to the public, thereby functioning as a space for learning and knowledge exchange.

When: Until Aug 29

Where:  6/18, Grants Blg, 2nd Floor, Opposite Basilico Restaurant, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba


7. Mumbai Art Room

Two more weeks to see David Shrigley’s Drawings on view at the Mumbai Art Room. On the last day, Sunday 19th August, there will be an all-day screening of three of his animations. Come for a final glimpse into the deadpan, dark and crudely-drawn world of Shrigley, an artist who is both facetious and profound. Hours of operation: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 to 7. For directions check out the website:

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When: Until August 19

Where: Pipewala Building, back gate, Fourth Pasta Lane, Mumbai


8. Gallery Beyond

Opening Reception today: A Point & Line to Plane VIII, a group show of abstract art.

A Group Show of eight artists from Bangalore – all figurative artists, with a distinct imagery – Arakkal’s dreamy works; Vasudev’s firm roots in folk history, Bhaskar Rao’s everyday images; T.M.Aziz with a more contemporary photo-images; the intense surrealism of Babu Eshwar Prasad with Rudraguad’s biting take on society; Murali Cheeroth’s concern with politics and Ravi Kashi’s almost facebook like take on today’s youth.

When: Until August 8

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