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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Art & Poetry Show by Meena Chopra

In celebration of Ontario Culture Days Doors Open on September 27, 2014

Artist & Poet Meena Chopra 
Last Saturday, I visited the Sampradaya  Dance Creations in Mississauga to see Meena Chopra’s exhibition The Radiance of Culture Days – Art & Poetry Show by Meena Chopra.

Painting from the series
Meena exhibited her recent works – a series of nudes that are at once languid and taut, depicting female energy. 

For Meena, this series of figurative paintings is a return to roots. Along with the paintings, she had also displayed some of her recent poems.

“My objective is to show the energy that emanates from women. It’s raw, carnal, forceful, untameable, and even unfathomable. After doing abstract work for some time, I was keen to return to figurative work,” Meena says, explaining her motivation to do the series of nudes.

“Through my art I endeavour to search the co-existing universal duality. I try to find the totality in the influx of paradoxes in an effort to unlock the mysteries of life. I search the elusive reality of human consciousness through the lines, splashes of colours and the impressions of brush strokes on my canvasses and at times through pen and paper in the form verses,” she adds.

Meena thanked Culture Days-FĂȘte de la culture, Mississauga Arts Council, Sampradaya Dance Creations, and the culture division of City of Mississauga - Municipal Government for giving her the opportunity to showcase her work.

Here’s one of her poems:

"I penned down the sun shine,


An instance

Inscriptions settled down in a hub

Structuring words with

Seething radiance,

Spread and Smoothened with the finger tips,


A spectacular,

ever changing landscape,

Spelled a lifetime,

Blending a new language,

A simmering new journey

Co-travelling perpetuity."

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