Aishwarya Kulkarni Bavle
June 5 - August 31, 2012
Opening Reception June 29, 2012
Returning for her second solo exhibition at Mellwood Art Center, Aishwarya Kulkarni Bavle, a glass artist from India, presents her Gestalt series, inspired by the expression and perception of female emotions. The term gestalt refers to an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts. Bavle utilizes this idea in conjunction with her Indian heritage, her passion for painting, and her training as an architect. “[Architecture] has helped me evolve as a painter in the use of space and perspectives,” says Bavle. “I now love playing with geometry and angles in my paintings.” Bavle’s work inarguably adopts architectural elements, however, they also claim influence from a more whimsical mode of expression as she derives much of her inspiration from “nostalgia, memories, and past traditions.” Using the concepts of both gestalt and surrealism, the women and geometry are blended together in an abstract form, providing viewers with the unique freedom of personal interpretation.
Written by Mellwood Intern Gabrielle Peterson
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