Aug 8: GG Machaan, Pulchowk, has the solo artworks of visual artist Sabita Dangol ‘Interconnection Affection’ on display. The exhibition, which started from Monday, explores Dangol’s conjugal life on canvas.
Dangol has dedicated the exhibition to her husband by showing deep interconnection with between the couple through her paintings. Among the artwork on display, ‘Symbiotic life’ is a reflection of her conjugal journey. The background also portrays the symbolic unification of two souls. It is represented by placing banyan and peeple leaves, showing the unification of Laxmi and Narayana as per Hindu mythology.
The artist has chosen comb as the central motif for the painting as it is meant to free tangled hair. With the comb, she has symbolically tried to represent ways of solving problems to encourage positivity and harmony. The exhibition comprises a total of 13 paintings and eight drawings and is slated to continue till September 5.
Sabita Dangol born is a visual artist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She holds MFA degree in painting from Tribhuvan University in 2013. She is the recipient of ‘National Fine Art Special Award’ during National Fine Art Exhibition hosted by Nepal Academy of Fine Art in 2017, Awarded from Camlin Art Foundation in Kolkata, India in 2010, ‘Kumari Honors of Fine Art’ by Kumari Publication and JCI in 2010, First prize in ‘creative week’ Tri-Chandra College in 2009, Second prize in Lalitkala Award by NFSU, Lalitkala Campus in 2008. She has participated in various group shows and workshops including Nepali Magic, featuring Art and Impressions from Kathmandu and Himalayas VA USA ,‘Nepali Pasal’ the Nepali Shop at Asia Kula Kula ring Asia Culture Center Gwangju South Korea, ‘Imago Mundi: Nepal Legends’ A Luciano Benetton collection exhibition at The Taragaon Museum, ‘Shraddhanjali’ Asia Level Art Show by Artist Association of Orissa India, International Watercolor Festival in Nepal , 8th, 9th &10th edition of Park Art Fair in Nepal, Botanical Illustration Workshop by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburg at Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center (KCAC), Graphic design workshop at Kathmandu University by Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar and Lasanaa, CRACK International Art Camp in Bangladesh, ‘Techne Kala: enriching art practices through research’ by Lasanaa, ‘Space+ Body as a material’ by Tony Schwensen KIPAF’17 Kolkata India, ‘Art for Nature’ Relief fund for Wildlife Victims RFWV & Eba at Panchase Kaski, ‘NCELL Kaala Jatra’ Paper mache masks making workshop by Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center, ‘ Free the life within you’ Painting workshop by Ted Barr at Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center. Recently, her painting has been selected in ‘18th Asian Art Biennale’ to be exhibited in Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh & also in the prestigious ‘The India Art Fair 2018’ at New Delhi representing Nepalese artist from Nepal Art Council Gallery. She has three solo exhibitions to her credit including ‘Insight of Foliate’ at Nepal Art Council Gallery, Kathmandu in 2012 , ‘…of life that does not freeze’ at Patan Museum, Lalitpur in 2013, and ‘Solemn Odyssey’ at The Taragaon Museum in 2016.