international show is always exciting. The camaraderie among the
artists is great. It will catch the attention of people in India but
also the art fair people.” During the week between the opening at
the National Gallery and the Art Fair, Tobolowsky is organizing a
four-day trip that will include stops in Agra and Jaipur. Both groups
will reunite in New Delhi for the opening of the Art Fair.
After closing in New Delhi, the exhibition will continue
to Chennai in Southern India, where it will be exhibited at the
regional center of the National Academy of Art. Chennai is San
Antonio’s sister city, making the connection even more relevant.
Another Texas connection on the subcontinent is Greg Pardo, the
Deputy Director at the US Consulate in Calcutta. A fellow San
Antonian, Pardo is keen to have the exhibition shown in Calcutta.
As it happens, Calcutta is a sister city to Dallas. The exhibition will
be in India for four to six months.
But the dialogue does not end when these crates return to Texas.
Instead, there will be more crates, those carrying the work of 30
Indian painters who will have an exhibition at the Crow Collection
later in the year. It is an exciting opportunity for Hofland. She says,
“At the Crow Collection, we are always looking for ways to expand
our audience and deepen the understanding and connection here in
Texas with what is currently happening in Asia. We are thrilled at
the potential this exhibition promises—to draw a broad audience
base, from our burgeoning Indian community, as well as the vibrant
contemporary art scene here in Dallas.” She adds, “This is our first
collaboration with the Lalit Kala Akademi. We are excited to meet
our colleagues there during this trip, and we look forward to the
development of a long-term friendship and collaboration.” P
George Tobolowsky, The Wedding Dance, 2014, painted steel, found objects, 94 x 87 x 24 in.