Hari Mahidar is hosting a photography exhibition called Equilibrium - Not Balance but Gravity. Hari has exhibited his photography prints during several group shows at NCPA, Hacienda Art Gallery, Nehru Centre, Jehangir Art Gallery, Tangent Art Gallery, Kitab Mahal, Point of View, Canon Image Lounge and Gallery BMB. He has also had two solo shows, which were held at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and the Fine Arts Gallery, Kolkata.
Hari tells us, “This show evokes gravity and also levity, which is humour that lurks in the nitty-grittiness of mundane life as much as gravity. It is this balance between gravity and levity that is sought to be presented in my testament to whimsy.” The exhibition of photographs appears to be about balance, but Hari is actually challenging the concept of gravity.
While explaining the exhibition title, Hari tells us, “What equilibrium means to me is less important than what it connotes to the viewer analysing my photographs. One can look at these as a light-hearted quest for possibilities that abound in nature, in chaos and in things lying all around. So, where someone might see a serpent, another might see the God of good beginning a game of chance. And where someone sees a mermaid, another may perceive a banded krait caught in a yogic pose!”
When Up to May 16, from 11am to 6pm
Where Dinodia Photo Gallery, 66 - Bajaj Bhawan, Opposite INOX, Nariman Point