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RANJANI SHETTAR

Recent Works

March 22 - May 13, 2006

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Flow Into Me, 2000

Ranjani Shettar’s work, inspired by nature and drawn from experience, combines movement in form and content in which exacting lines sculpted in space are invested with the attributes of the employed materials. Traversing her installations one experiences their exceptional beauty and fortitude of engineering while gently becoming aware of their all so human spirit. One notices this in the resilience of the pods in their search for light in Heliotropes, or the uplifting benevolence imbued in Hoomalae.

On view will be two new installations. Heliotropes (2005-2006), a collection of linear forms, hand sewn and molded from latex in a playful suspension, occupies considerable air space in the north gallery, and appears to swim towards the light pouring in from the windows. Hoomalae (2005), in the second gallery, is a delicate and intricate lattice of colored threads and hand molded beeswax; its five crescent structures rise from the floor, weaving an intricate courtship that seems to converge just beyond our sight.

 

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Heliotropes, 2005-11

Vulcanized Latex, cotton thread and steel

85" x 168" x 65"

Installation View | Talwar Gallery, New York | 2006

Container and Content, 2000/2005

Sawdust, steel mesh, lime, straw, cotton

Flow Into Me, 2000

PVC pipe, steel wire

42" x 96" x 18"

Hoomalae, 2005

Handrolled wax, pigments, colored thread

13" x 11" x 15"

I am no one to tell you what not to do, 2006

Woodcut print

95" x 39 1/2"

Heliotropes, 2005-11

Vulcanized Latex, cotton thread and steel

85" x 168" x 65"

Installation View | Talwar Gallery, New York | 2006

Container and Content, 2000/2005

Sawdust, steel mesh, lime, straw, cotton

Flow Into Me, 2000

PVC pipe, steel wire

42" x 96" x 18"

Hoomalae, 2005

Handrolled wax, pigments, colored thread

13" x 11" x 15"

I am no one to tell you what not to do, 2006

Woodcut print

95" x 39 1/2"

Alwar Balasubramaniam and Ranjani Shettar
Alwar Balasubramaniam and Ranjani Shettar
Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century March 6 - September 12, 2021

The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, celebrates its centennial with Seeing Differently. The exhibition marks the first major celebration of the museum’s permanent collection in over 10 years and includes works by Paul Klee, Mondrian, Rothko, Pollock, Picasso, de Kooning, Calder, Jacob Lawrence and Ranjani Shettar amongst others...

The Indian Express
The Indian Express
Ranjani Shettar: Saga in wood February 16, 2014

Shettar’s solo in Delhi comprises eight new wooden sculptures, including a small work, titled Remanence from Last Night’s Dream, carved from rosewood and lacquered wood and fixed to the wall like a painting. This work draws from the artist’s memories of watching children of her generation play with Channapatna toys (toys made from lacquered wood in rural Karnataka).

The New York Times
The New York Times
Ranjani Shettar January 15, 2010

The large suspended pieces, each called “Bird Song,” in her third solo at Talwar, are based on armatures made of stainless-steel tubing bent into curves. 

Art Asia Pacific
Art Asia Pacific
Ranjani Shettar October 2006

For her latest solo exhibition, Ranjani Shettar creates two new installations and a print that respond to the natural world.