Viewing of works in new media and electronics by Australian artist Travers Nash at Studio VERVE.

April 6, 2012 § Leave a comment



Artist In Residence from Australia.

Travers Nash

Viewing of Recent Works

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An old door, typical of old homes in the city.. used for an installation!

 The Studio Verve  open house was held at The Artist Residency at the end of his stay.

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Studio Verve Artist Residency, C-12 Garden City, Nr Greenwoods Lake Resort,
Vaishnodevi circle, Ahmedabad.

Date:
 8th April

Time :
 5 pm- 9pm

“My work is ready made object based, where the outcome is dependent on the materials gathered in the planning phase. It plays with the simulated phenomenology the technological realm brings to our world calling into question our very notion of reality. My purpose of the residency is to learn from engaging with new perspectives and gain insights into the role art plays in a very different culture from my own” says Travers.

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Travers at Work

His Studio Practice is an exploration of the gap between empirical world of everyday experience and the “hyper- reality” 
created by the technological object. He investigates the role for technology within the realms of functions that border on the non- functional that serve to reveal and emphasize our technological addictions as well as explore the possibilities of creating meaningful relationships between the viewer and the technological object that transcends the purely materialistic, allowing for a critical engagement with the technological objects that clutter our lives.

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An Article featuring Travers in the Sunday Express.

 Indian Express 10th March,2012.



 The ideas for work were allowed to grow and transform throughout the time spent in the studio. The work is free from the restraints of the white walled gallery, a work that is able to travel outside the traditional art context.
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Visiting an art exhibition in ahmedabad, during his residency term.
                     

During the tenure of his residency he interacted with other artists and had a lot of visitors including school children with whom he shared his knowledge on electronics, interactive media, new technologies and it’s role in contemporary art.

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Some of his previous work.

For more information on the event or about Travers contact us : click on the links below

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School students visit the Artist Residency at Studioverve

March 26, 2012 § Leave a comment


It was a pleasure to have over at our residency the children of grade 9 of the Riverside school.
They were interested in meeting and knowing about the work of our artist in residence Travers Nash from Australia.
Ms. Vinita Modi who accomponied the children said they regularly visit art exhibitions and galleries with children who are interested. It is nice to see a school take such initative. 

 
The Children with Ms. Vinita of riverside school and Deviba 

Travers Nash : He works with found objects and electronic media 

Travers giving a presentation of his older projects and talking about his inspiration

Arpit Biloria, Travers Nash with the Young budding Artists of tomorrow .. hope they carry the passion with them as they grow up … we wish them all the best for the future.

We were impressed to the level of involvement of the students with art and to hear their views about the works. We showed them around the Residency and it was indeed a lovely evening.

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An Art Exhibition On Women’s Day, Featuring work by 18 Women Artists.

March 14, 2012 § Leave a comment



  “Kalane Sarname” 
An Art Exhibition showcasing the work of 18 women Artists opened  on 8th march at the 
Ahmedabad ni Gufa On the occasion of  InternationalWomen’s Day and showcased the work of 18 remarkable women who havepursued a career as Artists.  The Exhibition has paintings by 9 Artists and
works in other mediums such as Sculpture, Photography etc by 9 Artists.

Artists :
 Riddhi Shah, Palak Gajravala, Shefali Nayan, Visha Kanuga, Kailash Desai, Roma Patel, Lata Kanuga, Samvedana Vaishya, Kajal Shah, Deviba Wala, Shweta Patel, Jigna Gaudhana, Rachana Badrakhia Nikita Parikh, Niyati Kanuga, Bharvi Trivedi, Aayesha Parikh and Vidhi Parekh. 
The Art in Ahmedabad has over the last five years gradually evolved
and the interest and awareness about the field is steadily on the
ascent. The city has a number of talented eminent and upcoming artists
who are dedicated to their work, and slowly but surely, making a mark.

One of My Sculptures at the exhibition 

with my work – sculptures in copper and stainless steel. There’s a piece on the wall where i’ve used mirrors and S.S 
With the chief guest Shri Jay Narayan Vyas – Health and Tourism minister at the inauguration also in the picture : Siddheshwar Kanuga, Mr Anil Relia, Visha Kanuga of the Smart Art Hub who organised the exhibition  and Rakesh Patel.

 
 Riddhi and me are both from Studio Verve.
 Riddhi is a Sculptor and works in metal and stone. 
Women and Art : when i think of these two words together i think of Frida Kahlo, Camille Claudel…
 I think of so many significant Indian women artists and their contribution to Art. From Anjolie Ela Memon to Bharti Kher women artists definitely are making their presence felt but by and large the no of women in the field is small as compared to men. A show highlighting their work therefore is welcome.
An Article featuring the exhibition – City Bhaskar. 

The promotion for the show was done on quite a large scale with 9 hoardings and various banners across the city. A large no. of people visited the show. 
I am Indeed glad to be a part of this exhibition and thank all those who attended.  

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The Artist Residency at Studio Verve : Artist Blaise Kohari from France.

March 6, 2012 § Leave a comment


Artist Blaise Kohari arrived in Ahmedabad on the 4th of february
 for a one month Art Residency with Studio Verve.
His work Finds inspiration from Shape, Movement and Colour and Subject. 

It was a pleasure to get to know him and he is quite a dedicated artist. During his tenure we met and visited the homes and studios of local artists and the resulting discussions were always very interesting. We also invited artists to the residency to come see his work.
In the pic: Travers Nash, Bansi Dalal, Natu Mistry and Blaise Kohari at the residency at Greenwoods

Visit to an exhibition in the city. 

Paintings by Blaise.

Visitors at the open House and viewing of his work at the end of his stay.
 


Blaise describes his experience and work with the following lines :

There is wonder in the stars and glory in the sun.

There is life in a river and wisdom in a tree.
There is a peace in a flower and freedom in a bird.
There is healing in a song and power in a smile.
There is hope in a colour and grace in a line.
There is beauty in a question and wealth in an answer.
There is time to understand and eternity to celebrate.

“I love India because it is a land of beauty. I get Inspired by the rich colours, touching scenes and the diversity of people. My Purpose is to paint canvases that reflect the pulse of life that I can feel or see around me. If they generate any emotion that warm up the heart of the viewer my goal is reached.
Visual art not only crosses frontiers but also builds bridges between people from different cultures and generations. Pictures can speak to the soul where words sometimes don’t go.” 
 
Arpit Biloria, Blaise Kohari, Travers Nash &  Deviba wala, 
A news clipping : DNA Ahmedabad Featuring his work.
A news clipping : Ahmedabad Mirror Featuring his Exhibition.

His work was appreciated and got good reviews from all who attended. It was sad to see him leave.. He is such a warm and genuine person that his presence will be missed.
We wish Blaise a very fruitful Career as an Artist and wish him Well. 

  

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Paintings by Blaise Kohari Artist in Residence.

March 1, 2012 § Leave a comment


The Paintings by Blaise Kohari will be on display from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
on 2nd March
It is an Open House and all are welcome to attend.

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In The News… The Telegraph : Kolkatta

February 23, 2012 § Leave a comment


An Article about Art Residencies in India :

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Sculpture using Metal Washers

January 31, 2012 § Leave a comment


This Sculpture of Hanuman was made using 2100 Metal Washers.
Photograph after installation
Divya Bhaskar – 31st January 2012
Artists: Deviba Wala, Arpit Biloria & Mukund Patel

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