Pick Up Art For A Snip At Clark House
If you’ve often wished you’d caught now-famous artists at the beginning of their careers when they were selling works for a mere snip, you may just get a chance to do exactly that at Clark House’s new show. The art collective frequently works with current and recently-graduated art students, seven of whom they’ve gathered for their latest show “Shunya”. The newbie artitsts—Nikhil Raunak, Rupali Patil, Yogesh Barve, Amol Patil, Sachin Bonde, Poonam Jain and Prabhakar Pachpute—are mostly fresh grads from the J. J. School of Art and Rachana Sansad in Mumbai (Barve is the only current student) and M. S. University in Vadodara, and together showcase a canny if not always consistent understanding of the conceptual far beyond their relatively young years. In addition to large works such as installations, videos, and paintings, which mostly range from Rs17,000 to Rs40,000, there are also drawings and sketches up for sale for between Rs1,000 to Rs5,000, as well as a random assortment of antiques and knick knacks like Art Deco tea pots and gramaphones sourced from Chor Bazaar that start at Rs500.
If you feel just like perusing, don’t miss current Clark House intern Barve’s video of an urban landscape filmed using a Nokia phone camera that he suspended with an elastic band and rotated at high speed to capture the slightly dizzying clip. Amol Patil, a Rachana Sansad graduate, has on offer something slightly ickier, and perhaps more alarming: a body vest of Fevicol glue imprinted with mehendi and enclosed in a glass vitrine, much like an antique armour housed in a museum. There’s an accompanying time-lapse video of how exactly Patil was first decorated with mehendi and then pasted with Fevicol, a mixture that he left to dry for three days to create a plastic-y shell, which he then shrugged off without breaking (a more tricky endeavour than the video suggests). Upstairs in the attic room, Poonam Jain has strung stuffed objects made of the cheap, white pleather generally used as upholstery (see image). They hang across the room as though frozen mid-air, and are mostly in shapes taken straight from humdrum domestic activities—scissors, ladders, hammers and forks, each ready for the plucking at just Rs1,000 a pop.Tags: Amol Patil, Art, Clark House, Poonam Jain, Yogesh Barve
Location8 Nathalal Parekh Marg
Near Woodside Inn
Relevant DatesUntil Sunday, May 27
HoursDaily, 11am to 7pm
Ticketing & Price InfoFree