September 12, 2013

Manjari Sharma at ClampArt

Manjari Sharma
ClampArt Gallery
September 12 – October 12, 2013


LTI/Lightside is pleased to have provided the print production for Manjari Sharma’s first solo exhibition, Darshan, in New York City.


This exhibition is the culmination of exhaustive research by Sharma and and the dedicated efforts of a large team of technicians and craftsmen assembled by her over the past two years. Presented at ClampArt in an elaborate installation complete with incense, lamps, and invocations; Darshan aims to mirror the experience of a Hindu temple and create an environment that calls out to the viewer’s innate sense of spirituality.



Manjari Sharma: Darshan, ClampArt Gallery, 2013
Photograph courtesy of Randhy Rodriguez


From the gallery press release:


“Darshan” is a Sanskrit word meaning “vision” or “view,” and is most commonly used in the context of Hindu worship. It can also be translated as an “apparition” or a “glimpse.” One may seek and receive the Darshan of a deity, and upon sight, that Darshan may invoke an immediate connection between that deity and the devotee. A Darshan can ultimately be described as an experience purposed on helping one focus and call out to his or her sense of spirituality.



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Manjari Sharma: Maa Laxmi, From Darshan, 2012
48 x 60 digital c-print


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Manjari Sharma: Lord Vishnu, from Darshan, 2013
48 x 60 digital c-print



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February 21, 2013

Bill Armstrong at CLAMPART: Film Noir

Film Noir
Bill Armstrong
February 21 – April 6, 2013




From the CLAMPART press release for Film Noir:


ClampArt is pleased to announce Bill Armstrong’s fourth exhibition at the gallery. Film Noir is new work from the artist’s “Infinity” series, a vast ongoing project that he has been developing for more than fifteen years. Film Noir revisits the themes of the classic black-and-white films of the 1940s and 50s, but with the lush, saturated colors for which Armstrong is now well known. Solitary figures contemplating the unknown reference the ethical and philosophical dilemmas laid bare in those stories. Armstrong’s dark, mysterious images remain unresolved, however, hinting at the increased uncertainties of the contemporary viewpoint. Click to continue ….



Bill Armstrong: Untitled (Film Noir #1407)


Bill Armstrong: Untitled (Film Noir #1432)



This is LTI/Lightside’s second time contributing to an exhibition by Bill Armstrong. We previously printed from his Infinity series for a 2010 exhibition at Hackelbury Fine Art in London entitled Renaissance. For more on that show click here. For more on Bill’s extensive body of work, click here to visit his website.



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