Leigh Yawkey Woodson summer exhibition features artwork of India
WAUSAU – Spice up summertime by experiencing contemporary artwork featuring the dazzling patterns, vibrant colors, and nonlinear storytelling, resplendent throughout “Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India,” on view at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum through Aug. 30.
Learn about life and culture in India through artworks from central India’s Gond and Warli communities, the Mithila region of Bihar, and the narrative scroll painters of West Bengal. These distinct, abundantly imaginative Indian cultures are united by a common love of narrative as a source of meaning in daily life. The resulting artwork is imbued with tradition, yet dynamically responsive to contemporary global issues.
With themes ranging from myth, cosmology, and nature – real and imagined – to village life and contemporary topics, “Many Visions, Many Versions” highlights cultural roots and current concerns via artists’ distinctive forms, techniques, and styles. The exhibition features more than forty paintings and drawings by 24 artists including Jangarh Singh Shyam, Jivya Soma Mashe, Sita Devi, and Swarna Chitrakar.
Before visiting, check the museum’s website at www.lywam.org for specifics about what to bring and expect.