Positives ’08 Graphics and Photography Exhibition
Yesterday I dropped by Lalit Kala Akademi to check Positives ’08, the annual Graphics and Photography exhibition of the students of Visual Communications, M.O.P Vaishnav college for Women. I am very impressed by their creativity and imagination. Some of the works by the students are very gripping.
The exhibition is happening right now at Lalit Kala Akademi and ends this Sunday, 2nd March 2008. So go ahead and catch this fresh breath of imagination.
This artwork of a lady has been done only using leaves.
About 200 works made by the 2nd and 3rd year students are on display, of which 110 are photographs. There is no particular theme to this exhibition, but like the coordinator put it to me, it is a collection of beautiful things. I particularly liked the portraitures. But what stumped me was their graphic works. From the ship with its mast open to the flashy red car, from a lady genuflecting resplendent with a floral pattern to innumerable zebras in a meadow that seem to be galloping, the artworks express a million ideas that words simply cannot. Uncommon concepts such as mathematics, fashion, engineering, zoology, botany, seascape, portraiture, calligraphy and even architecture are depicted.
Some of these works, which are a part of the students’ portfolio, make you wonder whether it is painting or graphic or photograph. One of the coordinator, a third year student of Viscom, told me that this whole exhibition was organized by the students only, who were part of the Create Club, with a bit of backing from their professors. I must say they have done a fabulous job running this show.