March 4, 2010
Bring Me a Lion: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art at Webster University’s Hunt Gallery
The Hunt Gallery at Webster University will present an important exhibition of contemporary Indian Art. This exhibit is the first of its kind for the St. Louis area, featuring works by 10 emerging and internationally renowned artists from India and the U.S, including Jaishri Abichandani, Dhruvi Acharya, Rina Banerjee, Chitra Ganesh, Tushar Joag, Jitish Kallat, Reena Saini Kallat, Bari Kumar, Yamini Nayar and Rakhi Peswani. Several artists will be in attendance at the opening on March 19.
When: March 19 - April 16, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 19, from 6–8 p.m.
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment
Where: Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
Visual Arts Studio, Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd.
Cost: Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Call 968-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and with support from the Regional Arts Commission.
Support from the Arthur and Helen Baer Charitable Foundation will allow the Hunt Gallery to bring in several of the exhibiting artists for free public lectures, as well as develop educational resources, including webcasts and on-line curriculum, through a partnership with the Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV).
Bring Me A Lion contemplates the competing forces of tradition and modernity, indigence and diasporas, village economies and international capitalism as primary discourses in contemporary Indian culture. The exhibition investigates some of these multiple dualities mirrored in the recent art of India and is the first in the St. Louis region to examine the highly significant aspect of global culture.