This is Guest Post by Waswo.x.Waswo
Many Udaipur residents have already discovered the interesting sights at Gallery One
, but for those of you who haven’t, why not make the trip to Chandpole and find out for yourself? Gallery One is a small space run by artist Rajaesh Soni that features the work of both local and visiting artists in creative and always changing displays. One thing that makes Gallery One unique is that it generally shows only one artwork at a time.
“We like to show art that makes a social statement,” says Rajesh. “Some artists have shown art that makes a comment on the environment, and others create works that deal with the need to conserve water. But the main thing is we like our displays to be very eye-catching.” Traffic has been known to stop in front of Gallery One as people slow down to take a quick look into the window. “It is very good to see people get so interested in the art. It makes us feel happy that we can bring art closer to the people this way. There are people who tell me they come down this road every few weeks now, just to see what is new in the Gallery One window.” Currently on view at Gallery One is a life-size cow made from paper. It was made by two collaborative artists from Jaipur, Parivesh Shrivastava
and Vijay Yadav
. Titled “Height of Exploitation”
, the cow is covered with corporate labels from dairy and meat products that suggest how some see the cow only for material gain.
“This cow in our window is really causing people to take a look,” says Rajesh. “I think people like it a lot, and it makes them think about how the cow is exploited all over the world. We put an old dhood charu in the back of the gallery to remind people about the older and more humane ways that people in India traditionally treated the cow.” Gallery One is just near Chandpole. It looks especially interesting at night, so if you are near the old city in the evening it is a very good place to stop for a look.
About the Author Waswo.x.Waswo is an American artist. Photography and related art is waswo’s passion. Currently he is staying in Udaipur and keep his close eyes on flourishing art and culture of Mewar. He has his own personal website he also pen down his journey of life on his blog and to check Waswo’s art collection you can visit here