Chandigarh, August 23
Dolly Dhillon (Dawinder Kaur Dhillon), an artist from Vishakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, displays her latest work at an exhibition titled ‘By Natural Design’ – a solo exhibition of watercolors and prints – at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10. The exhibition will be visible from August 24 to 28.
It was opened by Gurdeep Singh Seehra, Director of GNA Gears Ltd and President and Pro-Chancellor of GNA University, together with his wife yesterday.
Dolly tried to get a message across to save trees and appreciate nature. A total of 60 artworks were put together in which Dolly dabbled in multiple mediums in watercolor and print. In print, she touched on everything from etching to woodcut, woodcut oils and mezzo tint (a medium where a copper plate is rocked with a tool called a rocker and then printed) . There are also six woodbark installations that the artist says he froze with multiple layers of resin and used gold leaf to represent how the trees are the real accent.
She said: “The prominence of trees, forest and greenery acts as an accent as it stands out and has value to add in the luxury called life rather than gold, which many believe is synonymous with luxury.”
It was Dhillon’s two years of routine work that she introduced to the art lovers of Chandigarh.