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When Evening Calls: C. Douglas

September 17-October 1, 2022

Gallery Veda, 4/22 Rutland Gate, 5th Street, Nungambakkam, Chennai, India

Gallery Veda and Ashvita’s presents a twin showing of paintings and ceramics by C. Douglas in a solo show When Evening Calls. The exhibition will showcase works from the last three decades by the master artist. The paintings that are on view in this exhibition were created slightly over a decade after the artist’s stint at the European Ceramic Work Centre, where he pursued a residency. Primarily from the “Missed Call” series, these works provide an interesting compliment to
the ceramics. Firstly, they echo the themes of vulnerability, the futility of communication, and the sense of fragmentation that the artist had explored in his ceramics. Secondly, these paintings, like the ceramics, were a departure from the artist’s characteristic style and method of working. Unlike his usual body of works that are known for their use of sober tones, the works from this series embrace a wider and more playful colour palette. Ultimately, these ceramics and paintings illustrate the explorative spirit of the artist that manifested in different ways across time and continues to define the artist until this day.