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Rustic reflections

The works on show at Amethyst depict quieter moments of Indian life



COLOURFUL CANVASES Paintings on display at Amethyst PHOTO: K. V. Srinivasan

Walk into Amethyst and a catamaran, burning `mashaals' and a path of marigolds welcome you to `Reflections', an exhibition of photographs, sculptures and paintings.

Kathleen Theriault's photographs of roses and a bubbling fountain show the artist's efforts to capture light. In a refreshing change from the vivacity of Indian life, Theriault has captured quiet moments and soft lights, relaxed afternoons spent in the shade, quietly watching a woman at work or an urli full of rose petals.

The proceeds of the exhibition will go towards the Unorganised Workers Federation (UWF) that has been involved in tsunami relief. The sea is not the predominant theme, but it has made an impression on quite a few artists. In "Fishermen's Tapestry" Swedish photographer Jarl Pettersson captures the charm of fishing boats. Jean Louis Petrone's oils depict the palm trees and the coastal life of Kerala. A fish in three pieces of black granite swimming on a mirror is sculptor Rajasekharan Nair's contribution to the subject. The latter's sculptures of polished faces contrasting with the raw texture of black granite demand breathing room, sharing space as they do with Petrone's oils, Pettersson's prints and the smaller and more delicate bronze sculptures of Nupur Chatterjell.

Also on display are Lena Gustafsson's carved granite bowls and `Tsunami Wood Pedestals' and G. L. Sampoorna's poems on canvas. Particularly appealing is the rustic charm of Nair's works in bronze. The exhibition is on till May 1.

MEERA MOHANTY

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