Luminous visions of two worlds

Critic's Choice: Art

January 14, 2001|By Glenn McNatt

Dhruvi Acharya, a native of Bombay, India, who resides in New York and who shows her luminous, allegorical paintings in both countries, is the featured artist at Gomez Gallery through Feb. 3.

Shortly after arriving in the United States in 1995 to study at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Acharya began painting her memories of home in works that dealt with issues of speech and communication and the emotions of loneliness and solitude.

Her stay in the United States has been colored by frequent return visits to India, and her experiences of the two countries are reflected in her work, which abounds in metaphors and symbols.

These graceful paintings have a quality of myth and folk art rendered through drawing of great subtlety and power and a fine sense of color and pattern.

The Gomez Gallery is located at 3600 Clipper Mill Road. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 410-662-9510.

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