Peppery Soliloquies

    Exhibition Details    
12, Feb 2021 to 12, Mar 2021
    Curated by Georgina Maddox
Peppery Soliloquies calls upon these magical, aphrodisiacal power of Spices that evoke a mélange of historical narratives, emotions, tastes, rituals, associations and aromas. The intention behind Peppery Soliloquies is to uncover and investigate the notions and texture of spice through the artworks, while enjoying the serendipitous coming together of these multiple perspectives in a visual medium that usually gives rise to new readings and intuitive interpretations.

It has been estimated through the fields of archaeology, geology and science that the estimated watermark for humankind began to use of spices as far back as 50,000 B.C. In different nations across the world spices have come into usage in different ways ranging from the everyday acts of cooking to the mythological and magical qualities of the spice. In a contemporary context where our bio-diversity is under risk it is important to revisit the history and the stories behind various spices, in a contemporary context because of the hidden cloak that is drawn around its production. Where much of the growing and farming of spices is dictated by the commercial undercurrent that effects the bio-diversity of our planet. The monoculture that tends to become prevalent because of commerce.

“We have encouraged our artists to explore in contemporary times and trace out the voice of the following aspects our peppery soliloquies employing Art, references Literature, Ancient scripts, history and documents and of course contemporary times, where we examine the influence of species upon the following various aspects of life, from the everyday to the historical, from its aroma and flavour in food to its Ayurvedic usage, from the aphrodisiacal to the mythological, from religious aspects, its medicinal usage. During the Pandemic our artists have turned inwards and created works especially for the show that look at this aspect of the spice trail along the spice trail of India and East Asia,” says Georgina Maddox.
Remembering the Golden Bird
Vasundhara Tewari Broota
Paintings
Oil and mixed media on canvas | 12 x 12 Inch (Without Frame) & 15.5 x 15.5 x 2 Inch (With Frame) | 2019-2020
Spanning Both Worlds
Vasundhara Tewari Broota
Paintings
Oil and mixed media on canvas | 56 x 48 Inch | 2021
Remembering the Golden Bird
Vasundhara Tewari Broota
Paintings
Oil and mixed media on canvas | 12 x 12 Inch (Without Frame) & 15.5 x 15.5 x 2 Inch (With Frame) | 2019-2020
Resurgence
Lavanya Mani
Paintings
Natural dyes on cotton fabric | 12 inch in dia & 2 inch depth | 2019
Resurgence
Lavanya Mani
Paintings
Natural dyes on cotton fabric | 12 inch dia & 2 inch depth | 2019
The spice and salt that season a man
Kishore Chakraborty
Paintings
Oil on thick canvas mounted on board | 18 x 12 Inch (Without Frame) & 13 x 19 Inch (With Frame) | 2019
Flavoured Pot
Karl Antao
Sculptures
Bronze | 24 x 10 x 17 inch | 2016
Way of Vyapar
Chetan Mewada
Paintings
mixed media on paper | 16.5 x 12 x 1 Inch (Without Frame) & 22 x 17 x 1.5 Inch (With Frame) | 2020
Market
Chetan Mewada
Paintings
mixed media on paper | 11.5 x 16.5 x 1 inch (Without Frame) & 17 x 22 x 1.5 Inch (With Frame) | 2020
Star
Arunkumar HG
Sculptures
Paper pulp, copper foil, star anise powder | variable | 2021
24.3455° N, 71.7622° E
Khanjan Dalal
Sculptures
Stoneware clay fired at cone 6, slip Glazes, enamel paint, + digital print on paper. | 16 x 16 x 19 Inch | 2020 - 2021
The Goat of Ammoru
Viswanath Kuttum
Paintings
Paraffin & Bee wax, Double boiled, Linseed oil resin & Pigments on paper board | 30 x 35 Inch (Without Frame) & 15.5 x 15.5 x 2 Inch (With Frame) | 2019
A Fleeting Contiguousness (diptych)
Meghna Patpatia
Paintings
Ink on paper & textile | 36 X 84 Inch (Without Frame) & 37.5 x 86.5 Inch (With Frame) | 2019
Shora
Manjit Bawa
Ceramic / Clay Platter | 11 Inches in Dia (Without Frame) & 18.5 x 18.5 x 4 Inch (With Frame) | 1999
Untitled
Lavanya Mani
Paintings
27 x 27 Inch | 2006
Grey Blanket
Arunkumar HG
Paintings
Dried Leaves, Acrylic color on wood | 30 x 36 Inch (Without Frame) & 31 x 37 Inch (With Frame) | 2021
Remembering the Golden Bird
Vasundhara Tewari Broota
Paintings
Oil and mixed media on canvas | 12 x 12 Inch (Without Frame) & 15.5 x 15.5 x 2 Inch (With Frame) | 2019-2020