March 27, 2015 • Anonymous
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A European museum gallery is featuring the artwork of Studio Art Professor Alakananda Mukerji for display in an exhibit titled “India Festival ‘A Glimpse of India.’”
“They have selected my work to display since they were looking in to many contemporary artists who are not in India but have a contemporary approach and flavor of India in their art,” stated Mukerji.
The exhibition is taking place in the Gasometer Triesen Museum gallery located in Liechtenstein, a small country in Central Europe.
Mukerji’s pieces displayed in the gallery are made in watercolor, acrylic, ink, collage, and lithography.
“The body of 35 pieces displayed in the show are contemporary semi abstract paintings with a flavor and fragments of my memories of India,” stated Professor Mukerji.
Born and raised in India, the banks of the River Ganga (Ganges) are Mukerji’s main source of inspiration. Living in New York has also awakened her creativity. “How the expressions of the peoples of New York and the west contrast with those of the people from Varanasi and India provide me with lots of inspirations,” Mukerji said.
Aside from being a member of the one of the oldest galleries in Chelsea, New York, Professor Mukerji’s work has been displayed in several international shows in Japan and India as well.
There was an opening reception on March 24 and two workshops led by Mukerji in the museum as well. She will use the opportunity to introduce the College’s Studio Art department and suggest a student and faculty exchange.
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