Paper made by children – art with a heart – that’s the focus of Art for Prabhat. This group show brings together creations of artists and disabled children.
A bright painting, juxtapositioned to a pen and ink drawing while a colourful mask draws your attention to the nice scarf wrapped around it.
Clever placement makes the entire stairway an apt place to display art work. The bronze-coloured sheers behind the framed works add richness and an ambience that encourages ‘arty’ conversations.
Art for Prabhat, is a group show that brings together 26 artists. Primarily from Delhi, some artists are also from Kolkata, Shantiniketan, Nagpur, Hyderabad, even US and Iraq. The highlight of the show is that most canvases used by the artists’ are acid-free handmade paper made by mentally challenged children from Prabhat. It is the first time that this Delhi-based non-profit organisation is displaying works outside the state.
One can admire works by Jatin Das, Manu Parikh, Dharmendra Rathore, Asit Kumar Patnaik, Suhas Roy, Tapan Dash, Uttam Basak, Sanat Kar, S Harsha Vardhan, Sunando Majumdar, Siddhartha Puri, Chandini Bawa. Atin Basak, Laxman Aelay, Shyarnal Mukherjee, Somnath Banerjee, A Rajeshwar Rao, Al Saidi Hassan, Amitava Das, Arindam Chakravarty, Neeraj Bakshi, Virender Sharma, Shamshad Hussain, Birbal Chandrapal, Yusuf and Kalyan S Rathore.
Apart from the artists there are designer Raj Shroff and Neetu Gupta’s creations on yarn. The material is created by children who use left-over yarn and weave on desktop handloom. Bangalore-based artist Kalyan’s metal ant installation and three abstracts from his Resolve series are also on display.
The exhibition is on display till July 25 at Colonial, Walton Street.