Coinciding with the anniversary celebrations of the Government Museum & Art Gallery and the International Museum Day (May 18) is ‘Mastersrokes’, an exhibition of paintings, graphics, photographs and sculptures. On view in the exhibition hall of the museum, the show is indeed special as it showcases works of 24 leading artists from the tricity. It includes artwork by award-winning artists like Malkit Singh, Balvinder, Satwant Singh, S Rajkumar, Vijay Ozo, Surinder Dhami, Madan Lal, Vinay Vadhera, Sadhna Sangar to list a few.
The exhibition, which was formally inaugurated by Dr B N Goswamy, Prof. Emeritus, Panjab University on Thursday, also saw the new website of Chandigarh Museum being launched.
The artworks, including sculptures, showcase the signature style of each of the participating artists in the group show. For instance Madan Lal’s painting is instantly recognisable for its vibrant hues and placements of birds in the scene. Then there’s Bheem Malhotra’s serene landscape painting. The exhibition brings in a variety of themes and hues. After the rain, a painting by Prabhinder Lal showcases the urban life while a bronze sculpture by Mahesh Bhatnagar makes an important point about man and his surroundings. In this mix, the black white photographs by Vijay Ozo and SM Dhami stand out.
If you are looking for a summary of Chandigarh’s vibrant art scene, then don’t miss this showcase.
What: ‘Masterstrokes’ exhibition
Where: Government Museum & Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh
When: On till May 28
Time: 10 am to 6 pm