2 December 2019 - 15 December 2019
Stir Gallery, North Drive, DLF Chattarpur Farms, New Delhi, India
The exhibition Lalaari, showcases the coming together of the artist, the mediator, the embroiderer, the craftsman, the weaver and the designer in a unified language by noted Delhi-based fashion designer and couturier JJ Valaya – who has distinguished himself as a fine art photographer; synergising the past and the present. His experience of over 27 years across the fields of fashion, textile, craft, embroideries and furniture design has his photographs, which mostly revolve around portraiture and architecture, presenting silent stories that bridge together how Valaya sees his subjects, his impression of how the world sees them and, finally, as who they really are. Creating layers and dimensions in his works, which range from black and white and eventually graduate to colour, the exhibition, then, will provide a glimpse of Valaya’s curious perception, his artistic approach and his visually opulent storytelling.