April 17 2023 Janus Art Gallery has announced its upcoming xhibition, “Trimming the Light,” which features artworks by emerging practitioners who have broken their academic boundaries and are engaging with their practice in unconventional ways. The exhibition will take place in the white cube of the gallery and will showcase the physical embodiment of non-physical enlightenments through various mediums such as printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and more. The exhibition is curated by a young and talented curator who aims to explore the journey of physicality from the non-physical dilemma that art practitioners face. The exhibition’s concept is deeply rooted in Roland Barthes’ “denotation and connotation” model, which opens up a connotative path to communicate with the works and understand their meanings beyond a singular way. The artists participating in the exhibition include Khokon Giri, Kumar Krishna, Ranojay Sarkar, Suraj Gorai, Faruque Ahmed, Partha Saha, Debi Prasad Bhunia, Shubhankar Chakrabarty, Surajit Mudi, Raja Boro, Dibendu Roy, Santanu Dey, and Amit Dey.
“Trimming the Light” is an inquiry into the digital age of the 21st century, exploring how emerging practitioners have transformed light into a physical body through conventional and non-conventional ways of making artwork. The exhibition is a challenge to communicate physical embodiment with non-physical thoughts, and it aims to share the idea with the viewers through the white cube space. The Janus Art Gallery is committed to promoting emerging contemporary practitioners, and “Trimming the Light” is its latest initiative in that regard.
After overcoming the pandemic situation, the Janus Art Gallery is once again ready to showcase new faces of emerging practitioners and provide them with a platform to exhibit their work. The gallery is optimistic about the future of art and plans to bring more exhibitions and events that showcase the best of Indian modern and contemporary art. They are committed to engaging with their audience in new and innovative ways, including hosting virtual exhibitions and events in the coming months, as well as physical exhibitions that will allow visitors to experience the artworks in person. The Janus Art Gallery also plans to collaborate with other art institutions and galleries to bring a diverse range of modern and contemporary Indian art.
The exhibition is curated by Manik Barman, and the collection of artworks represents a diverse range of styles and mediums, each one created by some of the most talented and innovative young artists of our time. The exhibition will take place in the white cube space of the Janus Art Gallery.