KC’s paintings are rendered in wistful shades of yellow, reminiscent of faded old pages, or of wind-blown sand. They are reminders of a forgotten time, rapidly replaced by the glare of a globalised world.
“I am trying to show my concern for our disappearing culture and heritage,” says KC. “When I went to Mustang a few years ago, I saw that instead of a traditional parasol, a plastic pink umbrella was held over the king’s head. Our heritage is our identity, and we should preserve it even while we adapt to modernity,” KC says.
While Shrestha and KC’s internal and external worlds complement each other, a visitor can be overwhelmed with the intensity of emotion. This is one exhibition you might want to spend some time in, rather than popping in at lunch break.
Shifting Values – Expectations vs Reality & Sirani -The Headrest
Siddhartha Art Gallery
Till 24 Oct
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