A vribrant orange, yellow, and green painting of two individuals sitting at a table to have tea titled, "I see the promised land: a life of Martin Luther King Jr."

Richard F. Brush Art Gallery to Present Exhibition

- Richard F. Brush Art Gallery

Environment, Health, & the Body in Traditional Paintings from Contemporary India

(Hero Image: Arthur Flowers and Manu Chitraker, I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr., (detail depicting Mahatma Gandhi), 2013, acrylic on paper, 37 x 2 ft., courtesy of Arthur Flowers)

The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will present the exhibition, Environment, Health, & the Body in Traditional Paintings from Contemporary India, from Wednesday, August 16 to Saturday, October 7, 2023.

This exhibition invites viewers to explore the aesthetic richness of living painting traditions in India today and to engage closely with issues of marginalization and inequity that are spotlighted through the artists’ lived experiences of social hierarchies and the content of their work. The nearly fifty paintings selected for the exhibition rest outside mainstream modern and contemporary art movements and the elite traditions of medieval and early modern court paintings.

Educational Programming in the Gallery

Gallery Talk, Monday, September 18, 12-1 p.m.

Gallery talk with Professor Kathryn Myers, Art & Art History, University of Connecticut, Everyday Revelations: Researching, Collecting, and Living with Indian Art. 

Spotlight talks with Dr. Chandreyi Basu, 12-1 p.m.

  •  Friday, September 8, Traditional Paintings, Contemporary India: Environment
  • Wednesday, September 13, Traditional Paintings, Contemporary India: Health & Wellness
  • Friday, October 6, Traditional Paintings, Contemporary India: The Body

Please register for Dr. Basu’s gallery talks by emailing brushgallery@stlawu.edu. Space is limited to 15 people each.

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