Thursday October 5

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6-8pm | Opening Reception

G. R. Iranna

A solo exhibition of new works by Delhi-based artist G. R. Iranna comprising of several major recent series of paintings. The exhibition explores themes of forcibly altered growth and development, both in nature and human thought, with the work continues to build upon Iranna’s career-spanning investigation into how social frameworks and religious dogmas, traditionally viewed as net-cultural positives, either directly or indirectly serve to suppress free-thought and organic growth, often with complex and disastrous consequences.
Above: G. R. Iranna, Psychic Sound, 2016, Acrylic on tarpaulin, 60 x 122 in.

10am-6pm | Exhibition Viewing

Saad Qureshi | When the Moon Split

Three new body of works by Qureshi that centre around the Quranic story of a miracle performed by the founder of Islam, the Prophet Mohammed, and the artist’s fascination with the magical power of moonlight. Through November 4
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Above: Saad Qureshi, Lavishly Outpoured, 2016, Charcoal, pastel, India ink and brick dust on Gaboon plywood, 63 x 82.5 in.