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DHĀRĀ: Jayasri Burman

January 12-February 28, 2023

Art Musings, 1 Admiralty Building, Colaba Cross Lane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Art Musings is delighted to present Dhārā, bringing together recent works by renowned artist Jayasri Burman. This exhibition features a set of ideas that has absorbed Burman over the last several years: Birth, Nature, the Sacred Feminine. Fables and folk tales from her childhood creep into the narrative, which is full of myth and magic, rituals and festivals. She invests in the archetypal figure of the Great Mother, manifested as the Devi, the guardian of waters both still and flowing, attended by animals symbolically associated with fertility and plenitude. Her paintings have an altar-like quality, and depict Nature as divinity.

A monograph publication authored by poet and cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote featuring an essay and poems specially written in response to this body of works by Burman, accompanies the exhibition.