New Delhi Exhibitions. Hard Copy By Susanta Mandal At Vadehra Art Gallery. The exhibition is on view till May 18, 2015. Open all day except Sundays, 11 am to 7 pm.
Vadehra Art Gallery presents HARD COPY by Susanta Mandal. Vadehra Art Gallery, D 53, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024.
Susanta Mandal’s kinetic installations combine light, shadow, movement and stillness, mechanical constructions and human imagery. The series on show at Hard Copy is a meditation on the image and the way we remember, equally the experience of forgetting. In the last few years Mandal has been increasingly working with the Magic Lantern, a popular device for optical projection used for education and entertainment in the Victorian period. He deconstructs and reconstructs the contraption to think about image and memory.
This exhibition introspects on the fragility of images, their absence and presence. Quotidian everyday images of places take on deeply introspective and at times hallucinatory qualities as the artist takes apart the apparatus that make them visible. Hard Copy interrogates visual perception, how the eye records and recalls.