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 Spotlight Talks with Chandreyi Basu

- Richard F. Brush Art Gallery

(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 spotlight talks with Dr. Chandreyi Basu.

  •  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. Additional spotlight talks will be arranged as needed.

The talks are presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Environment, Health, & the Body in Traditional Paintings from Contemporary India, on display at the Gallery 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.

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