|The Guild Art Gallery is pleased to present Ribbed Routes, a solo exhibition of recent works by G.R. Iranna at The Guild previewing on January 22, 2010.
‚ÄúThere are some pressing issues of our times that require our address. Questions of peace and the prevalence of violence as a form of dissent, any dissent, press on our consciousness and demand a response. The sculptural works by Iranna can be seen as a concerted and concentrated address of what should be society‚Äôs goal in the coming years, to work towards peace and harmonious coexistence. Iranna‚Äôs works are philosophical reflections, revolving around the interactions and explorations of a man‚Äôs inner world with the existential issues of today. Through his works he comments on human civilizational growth and its intrinsic follies consisting of aggression and ideological indoctrinations, violently inflicted upon human beings in the name of territorial growth. Iranna‚Äôs intention is to capture the trauma of human kind. His body of work is about despair but it is also about hope both nestled together in Pandora‚Äôs Box. ‚Äú
(Excerpt from an essay by Deeksha Nath)