In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Spotlight Gallery in Wagner College’s Horrmann Library will feature an exhibition entitled “Paintings by Chandini Pinilla” through Sunday, April 7, with a gallery reception on Friday, March 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is open during normal library hours. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Born in Mysore, India, Chandini Pinilla painted from a very young age, graduating from Mysore University with degrees in ancient history, painting and classical dance. She traveled and exhibited in many countries before moving to New York City and studying at the Art Students League. She currently lives and works on Staten Island.
“My work represents a highly subjective vantage of the natural landscape of my homeland,” the artist says. “My landscapes depict the pure joy of the world around me, without a struggle to define my subjects with representational precision. There is an element of surprise in my interpretation of nature, a mystery which I tend to express through the use of light and shade. I allow myself to abandon conventional style, seeking the warmth and comfort of nature through experimentation and a tacit response to my own creative expression. My work portrays pure aesthetics, a sense of presence and completion without having an explanation. Thereby, it is meant to communicate deeper insights into all the enchantment the world has to offer.”
For more information, visit the “Chandini Art” website.