If you go to GG Machan in Pulchowk before August 30, you will be able to marvel the works of visual artist Sabita Dangol. The free exhibition “Interconnected Affection” is Dangol’s fourth solo effort. The vivid colors of her artworks exude positivity and love. You will quickly notice that in all her paintings, the central motif is comb. “The purpose of a comb is to untangle hair, so metaphorically speaking, it signifies resolving problems. This is why I have been using comb as a symbol that solves problem and brings harmony,” she says. Also, married couples are the other key feature of her paintings. Soothing and peaceful, these paintings suggest pure conjugal bliss.
The price range of the artworks is between Rs 10,000-Rs 195,000. Rahul Shrestha, 28, an art enthusiast who was visiting the exhibit, reckons the paintings are relatively cheap considering the quality of work. He says that these artworks “would look especially good above the master bed in the bedroom of married couples.” Also, he observes that the paintings are vibrant, with unusual color combinations like blue and golden blending perfectly.
If you are an art lover, you can spend time analyzing the metaphors, techniques and motifs Dangol uses in her paintings. You can see many symbols of her native Newari culture in her artwork, and religious symbols too. “I am including Astamangala or the eight auspicious signs which are religious symbols of Buddhists and Hindus,” she says.
To see the exhibition, visit GG Machan anytime between 11 am-6 pm.