Shastri Maharaj exhibits Countryside at Horizons Art Gallery

Yoshiko Yap


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De Freitas’s Residence –

Artist Shastri Maharaj will launch his latest body of do the job, Countryside, at Horizons Art Gallery.

A media launch from the gallery claimed, “this regional icon has a nicely-deserved reputation as a single of Trinidad’s leading artists. A National Gold Medallist for Visual Arts in 2019, this is recognition of a occupation that has observed Shastri show during the globe. Shastri has exhibited in Trinidad, Canada, Cuba and Germany, (amongst several other individuals), hosted workshops in Chile and Mumbai, and was a short while ago appointed to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday by the Indian Higher Commission. He obtained the Mere Desh Artwork Award as very well as the San Fernando Arts Council Award, each for his contribution to the field of visible arts in TT.”

East of St Helena. –

About the last 40 years Maharaj’s art has evolved by unique variations, and this exhibition is the end result of that evolution. Central to most of his paintings is the recurring concept of the landscape, additional particularly the rural landscape. The legendary Females in the Landscape series has been revisited with extra imagery to be discovered inside of their natural environment, the launch said.

However in Dry Year –

As the artist explained, “This present entitled Countryside explores environments that are effortlessly discovered within just the scope of distant villages in different areas of Trinidad. Aged homes when wealthy with a legacy of spouse and children functions and presence now stand dilapidated, vacant, bracing time and shortly to disappear. The litter of vegetation and garbage has been eradicated from all around the homes. They give rise to tall trees and homes nestled within…the architecture of the land… with its lush fields, shadows and outstanding color. It is about celebrating the regular and connecting with energies that feed us with the goodness of life.”

In Cedar Village –

The opening night time can be attended either in person or almost on May perhaps 16. All those wishing to attend the virtual opening can do so at 5.30 pm on Horizons Fb web page or by using the url:

The online clearly show will be broadcast stay with the artist in attendance, so viewers are encouraged to interact and be part of the chat.

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Alternatively, patrons can attend the opening night in man or woman from 6.30-8 pm at Horizons Artwork Gallery, 37 Mucurapo Highway, St James. There you can sip a glass of wine and get the full effects of the artworks, the release mentioned.

Maharaj will also be holding an Artist’s Discuss on May possibly 24 from 5-7 pm. All intrigued parties are invited.

By My Cousin –

This exhibition will be offered for viewing in the gallery till the May possibly 27 from from 8.30 am-5 pm, Mondays to Fridays, and 9 am-1 pm on Saturdays.

For even further particulars all 628-9769.

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