GASP: Dhruvi Acharya

When 31 Dec 1969

GASP at Kravets/Wehby

Now through April 2 2010

Kravets/Wehby Gallery
521 W21st St, NY NY 10011
Tel. 212-352-2238

Press Release:

Dhruvi Acharya divulges the secrets of an inner psyche brimming with deep affection and concern for modern city life. GASP indicates her response to the complex navigation of matters pertaining to humanity, technology and the environment. Her female protagonists simultaneously navigate artifacts of Indian miniatures and modern Mumbai living. Each woman grapples with the physical aspects of her body and/or image. Some women are large carrying child, others fat from consumption. Other women are starved of oxygen in a polluted environment or deflated in appearance for emotional complexities. Dhruvi has a unique working process that incorporates collage and multiple layers of synthetic polymer paint to create a resin like surface with opulent depth.

About the Artist:

Dhruvi Acharya is originally from Mumbai, and began painting her memories of home soon after moving to the US in 1995. Dhruvi received her MFA in painting from Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore.  She also studied Applied Arts at the Sophia Polytechnic College in Mumbai, India. She has been written about in the New York Times, The Times of India, The Baltimore Sun, and News India Times among others. She has had solo shows in the US and in India, and has exhibited in juried shows with the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Hirshhorn Museum. Her works are held in private and public collections.  She currently divides her time between New York and Mumbai.

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