Fri, Aug 6, 2021 - Thu, Aug 26, 2021
2901 E Park Ave Unit 2800 Tallahassee, FL
Venvi Art Gallery is pleased to present Brinda Pamulapati’s solo exhibition, “Revitalization”. Emerging triumphantly out of this challenging time, Pamulapati brings new light and inspiration to the gallery for her second solo exhibition. “Due to the coronavirus, I got a chance to slow down, get grounded and refreshed,” she explains. Her vibrant, abstract compositions will be on display, August 6th through 25th of 2021.
Pamulapati focuses on creating movement in her paintings through the careful manipulation of acrylic paint on canvas. Her paintings are also full of textures and patterns, especially in her newest piece, Saree Series 1. In this painting, she has incorporated a deep red colored saree, embroidered with gold details, that provides a beautiful pattern and texture. But she has taken it a step further and elaborated upon this pattern to create a composition of her own. In this painting, as well as most of her others, it features a series of layers that result in dynamic, raised forms of acrylic color.
While the world slowed down and normalcy was put on hold, Pamulapati had time to reflect on her work and explore new ideas. Due to this time of creative exploration, her exhibition will feature two new paintings that explore mixed media, Saree Series 1 & 2. Inspired by the culture and artistry of her home country, India, she has incorporated silk sarees that are woven with gold and silver threads, into these paintings. She began with an antique saree given to her by her mother that is nearly 60 years old. These compositions serve as a unification of her usual style and a new, deeply meaningful element.
Pamulapati draws inspiration from many areas in her life. Her attraction to the use of bright colors, “is the result of my upbringing in a tropical place,” she says, “where clothes, flowers, everything has bright colors.” Additionally, her well-trained eye from years of painting and curating shows have guided her creations skillfully. Pamulapati not only has a background in fine arts but also in mathematics. Her wide-reaching background influences her work and allows her to be calculative in her process towards creating her desired final product.
Born in India, Pamulapati has been a part of the Tallahassee community since 1999. Here, she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics from Florida State University. After her accomplishments at FSU, she then went on to study under the artist Jacob Pichhadze in Toronto. Along with her previous solo show at Venvi in 2018, her work has also been shown at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee City Hall, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Yazi Gallery in Toronto. She is also a published author and an entrepreneur as the owner and founder of Venvi Gallery since 2015.
“Revitalization” will be open August 6th through 25th with the opening reception on the 6th from 5-8 pm.