Feb 14 | 10 a.m.Runs till: Feb 16
1 Shanti Road, , Bheemanna Garden, Shanti Nagar 560027
Butterfliers, Bandages and Balm by Kapila Nahender
From the caterpillar, to the butterfly is a journey, the life of Butterflies is brief and our encounters with them are transient.In this short life span they teach us to invest in the here and now.
Symbolically,The butterfly represents spiritual rebirth, transformation, creativity, endless potential, and an ability to experience the wonder of life.The cycle of the butterfly in and of itself holds spiritual symbolism and insight for us.In our own beliefs of rebirth in India the butterfly is central ,we can look at it as a metamorphosis of the body and personal transformation.
The latest body of work of Kapila Nahender is a homage to her beloved mother ,and she uses the Butterfly as a central motif in her work. The artist's earlier figurative works were intensely graphic with contrasting colours in the figurative narrative style prevalent in Baroda.But much has changed in her work and life; and this flux has made her look at the world and the fragility of life from her lived experience of loss and moving on.
There is celebration of life through brilliant colour, pattern and movement in her painterly canvases.From the physical connection with flowers and butterflies her images move to represent the symbol of infinity.The image of butterflies become incidental and nature based abstraction takes over her preoccupation.How do we come to terms with memory and loss? We need to reflect, nurture memories and weave it together to reclaim loss through creativity.As we witness the cycle of life with hope we need to remember "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls the butterfly"
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