David Winton Bell Gallery

Past Exhibitions





March 26, 2011 - May 29, 2011

Tradition, Trauma, Transformation: Representations of Women features the work of three leading contemporary artists: Nalini Malani, Nilima Sheikh and Chitra Ganesh. Indian and Indian-American, their works are influenced by political, religious, and cultural situations, as well as personal relationships, involving sexuality and the position of women. Through their works a viewer gains an understanding of the traditional and traumatic experiences of women that have given shape to a transforming society especially with respect to gender roles.  

Focusing on representations of women, the show explores contemporary India with stunning large-scale paintings and drawings, and provocative and challenging videos. The world has always had an interest in India, whether directed towards its