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One of the city’s most renowned  art spaces, Gallery-g, puts together  an exhibition of work by three of its  favourite artists. “All three of them  have been with us since the very  beginning and our relationship  with them has grown over the  years.

So it just seemed right that  we celebrate this occasion through  them, “says Gita Maini, owner, of  the latest collections by Om Swamy,  Buwa Shete and Mohammed  Osman on display at the gallery.  The gallery will also inaugurate  their special corner, the Reading  Nook, that has rare art-related cof- fee table books donated to the gal- lery by Rani Vijaya, a patron.

Behind the strokes While the works of Om Swamy and  Mohammed Osman have a strong  religious element, Buwa Shete’s  work explores the nuances of soli- tude and the bond between mother  and child. Known to have a pen- chant for the female form, Shete  uses fluidity and bold brush strokes  in art that is both soothing and  mysterious.

“All of their work is  very powerful and catching yet  bright and vibrant,” Maini  explains. Swamy’s collection this  time, is focused on depicting Lord  Ganesh. His characteristic bold  brush strokes and uninhibited use  of colour come through vividly in  each of the vertical pieces.  Canvas inspiration Osman also explores religion, but  is more specific, as he depicts vari- ous elements of the traditional  kole basava ritual in which the  sanctimonious bull is led from  house to house of the townsfolk,  giving out blessings.

In Osman’s  depiction, the bull is led by  Radha and Krishna with var- ious other elements subtly  woven in. Reds, greens and  blues dominate the can- vas in this colourful tell- ing of an age-old rural  tradition.  Till November 15.  Rs 1 lakh upwards.  At Lavelle Road.  Details: 22219275

—Susanna Chandy 

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