Osmosis: A Group Show by Rithika Merchant, Savia Mahajan and Samanta Batra Mehta

Rithika Merchant. Daughters in the Sky, 2019. Courtesy of TARQ

The team at TARQ is thrilled to present Osmosis—a group exhibition of artists Rithika Merchant, Samanta Batra Mehta, and Savia Mahajan, curated by Shaleen Wadhwana. The exhibition, which is a result of months of conversations between the artists and the curator, works with the ideas and the knowledge of the symbiotic universal truths of life, namely death, distance, and belonging – which are beautifully articulated in their drawings.

Wadhwana says, ”Looking at different artists’ practices, one often studies their points of intersection to understand where, and if, they meet. Recording collected histories, myths, and stories, through mark making with pigment and ink, is where the practices of Savia, Rithika, and Samanta form a conjoined language. They lend the viewer an insight into their ideas of how they feel at ‘home’ and their phoenix-like acceptance: that new life arises on the ashes of its predecessor.”

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