Monday, August 20, 2012

Ganesha – The Vighnaharta Exhibition to mesmerize the
city art lovers by its astounding and incredible paintings and sculptures

(L-R) Virendra Daga, owner of Mirage Art Gallery, Alka Bangur, Industrialist & Sosial Worker, Wasim Kapoor, one of the eminent painters and Sandip Somani, co-owner of Miarge Art Gallery at the inauguration of Ganesha - The Vighnaharta Exhibition at Mirage Art Gallery.

Kolkata, August 20, 2012: Mirage Art Gallery, one of the most vibrant and exclusive art galleries in town held an exhibition named, “GANESHA- THE VIGNAHARTA” which was inaugurated by Hon'ble Smt. Alka Bangur, Industrialist & Social Worker. “GANESHA- THE VIGNAHARTA” is a multitalented art show that showcases the beautiful and striking paintings and scluptures of some of the distinguished and notable artists like Anjan Bhattacharya, Ashish Gupta, Ashok Kumar Dey, Avisankar Mitra, Nripen Nath, ,Rajib Sur Roy,Indrajeet Narayan, Chandan Roy, Raj Rishi Mukherjee,Nitasha Choudhury, Ritu Poddar, Vandana Lohia and many others.

The owners of Mirage, Mr. Virendra Daga and Mr. Sandip Somani, have once again come up with the brilliant idea of exhibiting the awe inspiring and splendid work of arts that are of paramount importance to the art lovers of the city. Thus, Mirage aims to cater to the aesthetic needs of the people and has been established with the motto of generating, sustaining and developing people’s interest for art and creativity. The gallery strives to create a mark in the realm of paintings, sculptures, and ceramics, besides its eclectic assortment of art that brings together the MODERN, the CONTEMPORARY, the ABSTRACT and EXPERIMENTAL art that have been displayed in the exhibition.

This exhibition brings together an eclectic collection of the forms of Ganesha in the modern, contemporary, abstract as well as experimental art. Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular deities in the Hindu pantheon and is considered to be the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. Lord Ganesha is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. The group exhibition incorporates varied exhibits of paintings and sculptures showcasing good quality art work. The varieties including different mediums as acrylic on canvas, tempera on board, pen & ink on paper, Natural dye and pigments, oil on canvas with gold and semi precious stones are amongst the galore collections for the show. The different forms of paintings from different states that have become popular and have found its place in international domain of art as Madhubani from Bihar, Kerala style from South, Folk art from the North East and Patachitra from Orissa are amongst the highlights of the show. The sculptures include Murals as well as the bronze wall hangings as the striking feature.

Mr. Virendra Daga, one of the founders of Mirage Art Gallery, said, “The most distinctive attribute of this exhibition is that it can neither be confined nor defined, hence, we at Mirage are always in the process to recognize the extent of different means and ways of creative expressiveness. At Mirage, we would like to draw the attention of art lovers with the works of the pioneers and would also strive to provide a platform for those artists who use their style innovatively.”

“Mirage has evolved as an important arena for artistic display and is committed to bring concurrent Indian art to pivotal attention, coupled with penetrating insight for picking up some of the best names in the art circuit and it also promises to come up with such exhibitions in the forthcoming years to encourage art and painting,” said Mr Sandip Somani, co-owner of the art gallery.
The exhibition at Mirage Art Gallery is on from 18th August to 19th September, 2012 between 12 noon to 7 pm (except Mondays).

About Mirage Art Gallery:

Mirage Art Gallery, located at 701 Block P, 1st Floor, New Alipore, Kolkata 700 053, looks at art with an open mind and is desirous to inspire artists and art lovers from all walks of life. The goal of art is to communicate the tangible, that which eludes normal seeing and resists the standardization resulting from perceptions dulled by everyday monotony. Today art has reached a point where it reflects a plethora of realities and interpretations as manifested in a new, contemporary, layered, evocative and challenging language. The fundamental thought behind the gallery is to discover, appreciate and encourage young artists by recognizing their work and providing a platform to display their talents.

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