July 24 - August 31, 2008
New York, New York, July 1, 2008--SUNDARAM TAGORE GALLERY is pleased to present works by its Asian artists in an exhibition entitled: In Your Mind's Eye. The exhibition opens with a cocktail reception on Thursday, July 24, from 6:30 to 8:30pm and runs through August 31. The show includes works from seven of the gallery's most influencial Asian artists.
Gallerist Sundaram Tagore said, "We are excited to present works that are very unique-they are from our Asian artists, representing Korea, Japan, India, and Uzbekistan. Seen together, they weave a very dyanamic dialogue and address issues of east and west."
Tagore added that, "The works have powerful aesthetics but most importantly all the artists have roots deep in eastern culture. The works are compelling because Asia's culture is enormously diverse and influential, particularly at this time in history."
Korean painter Ho Sook Kang uses dense images of flying cranes, referencing redemption, which is a significant theme that runs through Korean and Japanese symbology. Internatoinally renowned Indian photographer Subhankar Banerjee is known for beautiful works akin to the tradition of Ansel Adams. Banerjee focuses on indigenous cultures that are disappearing and the effects of global climate change. Hiroshi Senju's work referencing water is powerful and evocative. Nathan Slate Joseph's work on galvanized steel references materials found in urban centers in Asia.
The exhibition is especially exciting, as the gallery just launched its third locaton in Hong Kong in May, and thus has a special resonance. "To exhibit the work of artists of Asian origins is exciting because that region is producing some of the most interesting work right now. Artists with roots there are a part of a special time in the contemporary art scene right now."
A compete list of the artists includes: Subhankar Banerjee, Natvar Bhavsar, Nathan Slate Joseph, Ho Sook Kang, Sohan Qadri, Anil Revri, and Hiroshi Senju.
For more information or to schedule interviews with the artists, please contact press director Anna Shen at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell phone at 1 917 907 0035.