Saturday, November 19, 2016

((mountain x crow x echo)) exhibition postcard

The date for my exhibition at The Drawing Studio is getting closer. I am busy with last minute preparations, and I leave for Tucson in a few days. Also, the postcard for ((Mountain x Crow x Echo)) is here! Do come for the opening on December 3rd if you are in Tucson.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

exhibition: ((mountain x crow x echo))

I have been waiting to share some wonderful news. I am going to have my first solo exhibition this December! ((Mountain x Crow x Echo)), as the exhibition is called, will be held at The Drawing Studio (TDS) in Tucson (Arizona). As some of you may know, I was a volunteer and student at TDS while I lived in Tucson. It is where I studied abstract painting with Josh Goldberg.

((Mountain x Crow x Echo)) opens on December 3rd and will continue till January 16th 2017, and will include paintings, drawings and prints. I don't have the exhibition postcard yet. But here are the details of the show on The Drawing Studio website:

((Mountain x Crow x Echo))
Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Priya Vadhyar
Dec. 3 – Jan. 16, 2017 
Opening Reception: Dec. 3, 2016, 6-8 PM

Abstract artist Priya Vadhyar will exhibit her paintings and prints that evoke dream life, landscape and mystery. A graduate of the University of Mumbai, and a former student of TDS faculty member 
Josh Goldberg, Priya now resides in Columbia, MD, so it is a treat to have her back in Tucson for this exclusive show. 

About ((Mountain . Crow . Echo)) 
((Mountain x Crow x Echo)) is the meeting place of the minuscule and the towering, edge and void, known and unknown. It is both stillness and chaos, presence and eternity. The intersection of restraint and spontaneity, foresight and hindsight, inside and outside. Emerging from contradiction is a meaning elusive yet tangible - a becoming of something that already is. 

I'll be off to Tucson in a few weeks - to put up the show and attend the opening. I will also be giving a brief talk on opening night. If you're in Tucson or thereabouts, please come to the opening! 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

the universe in a room

"S. lived in a space so small that at first it seemed to defy you, to resist being entered. The presence of one person crowded the room, two people choked it. It was impossible to move inside it without contracting your body to its smallest dimensions, without contracting your mind to some infinitely small point within itself. Only then could you begin to breathe, to feel the room expand, and to watch your mind explore the excessive, unfathomable reaches of that space. For there was an entire universe in that room, a miniature cosmology that contained all that is most vast, most distant, most unknowable. It was a shrine, hardly bigger than a body, in praise of all that exists beyond the body: the representation of one man's inner world, even to the slightest detail. S. had literally managed to surround himself with the things that were inside him. The room he lived in was a dream space, and its walls were like the skin of some second body around him, as if his own body had been transformed into a mind, a breathing instrument of pure thought. This was the womb, the belly of the whale, the original sire of the imagination. By placing himself in that darkness, S. had invented a way to dreaming with open eyes."

- Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


As I wait
for tomorrow's sorrow
on the windowsill alights
a sparrow
straw in beak.

Saturday, July 30, 2016