Artist Atul Bhalla Grossman Gallery displays his exhibition of photographs, video, sculpture and paintings and addresses the changing natural landscape of his native New Delhi in his work. His work is centered around the effects of industrialization and overpopulation on the Yamuna River, one of Northern India’s most prominent waterways.
Bhalla’s photographs, performances, and sculpture has been described as having the characteristics of baptism and suicide, birth and death, and purification and contamination. India’s rivers have long had religious significance in purifying and healing those that bathe in them. However, with overcrowding and immense poverty they have also become incredibly polluted and sites of disease. Bhalla seeks to explore the role of nature in the contemporary South Asian society and evaluates the forces at work in shaping both the environment and the future of its people.
This exhibition included a sculpture installation, photographs, video, and watercolors.