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as the wind blows

20th Anniversary Exhibition

September 25, 2021 - February 12, 2022

as the wind blows - Exhibitions - Talwar Gallery
as the wind blows - Exhibitions - Talwar Gallery

Nasreen Mohamedi, Photoworks | Talwar New York, 2003

Talwar Gallery, New York is delighted to present as the wind blows, a celebration of the Twentieth anniversary of the gallery. On view will be new works by several of the gallery artists as well some earlier works.

It was two decades ago on a historic week that Talwar Gallery, New York opened its door in September 2001. After months of planning and renovations, our opening was scheduled for the week following 9/11 and we did open. Placing one foot in front of another, one exhibition after another, the gallery started. The founding mission was to present art from the Indian subcontinent and the Indian diaspora, irrespective of race, religion, gender and especially nationality. The art did not reveal its origin on the surface; the one line connecting them all - India - was veiled to allow the works to stand on its own. The journey has not been short in travails but with many rewards, foremost of which has been the relationships with artists. Their vision and their work were forged in early days with little recognition or a market, all we had and needed was to believe.

as the wind blows - Exhibitions - Talwar Gallery

Alwar Balasubramanian & Deepak Talwar | Bala's first exhibition at Talwar NY, 2002

Talwar Gallery introduced a range of artists from South Asia to American audiences and established a dialogue with international institutions that continues today. For most artists exhibited it was their first solo exhibition worldwide outside their home country. Nasreen Mohamedi’s series of solo exhibitions began in 2003 with the first ever exhibition dedicated to her photographs. Arpita Singh’s formative abstract works from 1970s were exhibited for the first time at Talwar. The iconic and groundbreaking installations and performance works of Rummana Hussain from the 1990s were revived by Talwar after almost a quarter century. Over two decades we witnessed the evolution of the young and innovative artists Alwar Balasubramaniam and Ranjani Shettar from their first shows in the early 2000s as we did of continued pushing of the boundaries in abstract painting and in sculpture by Sheila Makhijani and N.N. Rimzon respectively. With seventeen exhibitions between two diaspora artists, Allan deSouza and Alia Syed, we observed a sustained exploration of the photograph and film respectively. 

as the wind blows - Exhibitions - Talwar Gallery

Allan deSouza, People in White Houses | Talwar New York, 2003

From the deeply moving and personal last exhibition of Anjum Singh who passed on last year, we continue to celebrate her accomplishments and body of work. We find new beginnings too with the upcoming debut of young Kartik Sood’s painterly humanist drama this season. We traversed the lush landscapes of Paramjit Singh to the unpredictable contours of Muhanned Cader’s palpable seascapes. Other solo exhibitions over the years included those of Risham Syed, Rajendra Dhawan, Shambhavi, Navjot, Valsan Kolleri and Zarina Bhimji.  Solos being the norm, the gallery also presented a handful of curated group exhibitions – Mango (2002) featuring women artists from South Asia was curated by Melissa Chiu, then Director of Asia Society Museum and Emperor’s new clothes in showcasing artists from Pakistan.

We are grateful to our audiences for their ongoing engagement and support over the last two decades and look forward to building upon that over the decades to come.

as the wind blows - Exhibitions - Talwar Gallery

Zarina Bhimji, Cleaning the Garden | Inaugural exhibition at Talwar New York, 2001



“The inauguration of Talwar Gallery...... A welcome debut.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, 2001

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Arpita Singh 
If you come this way | 2021 
Oil on canvas 
36” x 60” 
Arpita Singh 
If you come this way | 2021 
Arpita Singh 
If you come this way | 2021 
Arpita Singh 
If you come this way | 2021 (Detail)
Arpita Singh 
If you come this way | 2021 
Oil on canvas 
36” x 60” 

Arpita Singh 
If you come this way | 2021 
Oil on canvas 
36” x 60” 

Arpita Singh
Untitled  | 1977
Ink pastel and poster paint on paper
13.5 x 19.5
Arpita Singh
Untitled | 1977
Arpita Singh
Untitled | 1977
Arpita Singh
Untitled  | 1977
Ink pastel and poster paint on paper
13.5 x 19.5

Arpita Singh
Untitled  | 1977
Ink pastel and poster paint on paper
13.5 x 19.5

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Arpita Singh
Untitled | 1980
Poster paint on paper
14.5 x 10.25
Arpita Singh
Untitled | 1980
Arpita Singh
Untitled | 1980
Arpita Singh
Untitled | 1980
Poster paint on paper
14.5 x 10.25

Arpita Singh
Untitled | 1980
Poster paint on paper
14.5 x 10.25

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Rummana Hussain
Bodyscape | 1993 
Charcoal and earth pigment on paper
23.75” x 28.25” 
Rummana Hussain
Bodyscape | 1993 
Rummana Hussain
Bodyscape | 1993 
Rummana Hussain
Bodyscape | 1993 
Charcoal and earth pigment on paper
23.75” x 28.25” 

Rummana Hussain
Bodyscape | 1993 
Charcoal and earth pigment on paper
23.75” x 28.25” 

Alwar Balasubramaniam
Untitled | 2020
Soil/earth on canvas
30" x 22.25"
Alwar Balasubramaniam
Untitled | 2020
Alwar Balasubramaniam
Untitled | 2020 (Detail)
Alwar Balasubramaniam
Untitled | 2020
Soil/earth on canvas
30" x 22.25"

Alwar Balasubramaniam
Untitled | 2020
Soil/earth on canvas
30" x 22.25"

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Alwar Balasubramaniam 
Untitled | 2020-2021
Indigo, pigments and clay on canvas
In 2 parts 30" x 30" Each | Overall 60" x 30" 
Alwar Balasubramaniam 
Untitled | 2020-2021
Alwar Balasubramaniam 
Untitled | 2020-2021 (Detail)
Alwar Balasubramaniam 
Untitled | 2020-2021 (Detail)
Alwar Balasubramaniam 
Untitled | 2020-2021
Indigo, pigments and clay on canvas
In 2 parts 30" x 30" Each | Overall 60" x 30" 

Alwar Balasubramaniam 
Untitled | 2020-2021
Indigo, pigments and clay on canvas
In 2 parts 30" x 30" Each | Overall 60" x 30" 

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Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca 1980s
Silver gelatin print
9.4 x 11.8
Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca 1980s
Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca 1980s
Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca 1980s
Silver gelatin print
9.4 x 11.8

Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca 1980s
Silver gelatin print
9.4 x 11.8

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Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1980s
Graphite on graph paper
8 x 10
Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1980s
Nasreen Mohamedi
Untitled | ca. 1980s
Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1980s
Graphite on graph paper
8 x 10

Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1980s
Graphite on graph paper
8 x 10

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Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1970s
Silver gelatin print
9.4 x 11. 8
Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1970s
Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1970s
Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1970s
Silver gelatin print
9.4 x 11. 8

Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1970s
Silver gelatin print
9.4 x 11. 8

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Sheila Makhijani
What Have We Here? 2009
Gouache, cotton thread on paper, plastic sheets
11.75 x 13.50

Sheila Makhijani
What Have We Here? 2009
Gouache, cotton thread on paper, plastic sheets
11.75 x 13.50

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Sheila Makhijani
Moving Around A Lot | 2009 
Gouache, cotton thread on paper, plastic sheets
15.25 x 22.75
Sheila Makhijani
Moving Around A Lot | 2009 (Detail)
Sheila Makhijani
Moving Around A Lot | 2009 
Gouache, cotton thread on paper, plastic sheets
15.25 x 22.75

Sheila Makhijani
Moving Around A Lot | 2009 
Gouache, cotton thread on paper, plastic sheets
15.25 x 22.75

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Sheila Makhijani 
Just the same as you | 2021
Dry pastel on paper 
22” x 30” 
Sheila Makhijani 
Just the same as you | 2021
Sheila Makhijani 
Just the same as you | 2021
Sheila Makhijani 
Just the same as you | 2021
Dry pastel on paper 
22” x 30” 

Sheila Makhijani 
Just the same as you | 2021
Dry pastel on paper 
22” x 30” 

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Ranjani Shettar 
The Little Mobile | 2021 
Teak wood, steel and lacquered wood
32" x 29" x 4.5"
Ranjani Shettar
The Little Mobile | 2021
Ranjani Shettar
The Little Mobile | 2021 (Detail)
Ranjani Shettar
The Little Mobile | 2021
Ranjani Shettar
The Little Mobile | 2021 (Detail)
Ranjani Shettar 
The Little Mobile | 2021 
Teak wood, steel and lacquered wood
32" x 29" x 4.5"

Ranjani Shettar 
The Little Mobile | 2021 
Teak wood, steel and lacquered wood
32" x 29" x 4.5"

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Anjum Singh
This is how I dressed on 11/4/2014 | 2015
Watercolor pencil and powder pigments on paper 
12.13 x 9
Anjum Singh
This is how I dressed on 11/4/2014 | 2015
Anjum Singh
This is how I dressed on 11/4/2014 | 2015
Watercolor pencil and powder pigments on paper 
12.13 x 9

Anjum Singh
This is how I dressed on 11/4/2014 | 2015
Watercolor pencil and powder pigments on paper 
12.13 x 9

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Anjum Singh
At 4 O'Clock | 2015
Watercolor pencil on paper
12.13 x 9
Anjum Singh
At 4 O'Clock | 2015
Anjum Singh
At 4 O'Clock | 2015
Watercolor pencil on paper
12.13 x 9

Anjum Singh
At 4 O'Clock | 2015
Watercolor pencil on paper
12.13 x 9

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Anjum Singh
My Body | 2015 
Watercolor pencil on paper 
12.13 x 9 
Anjum Singh
My Body | 2015 
Anjum Singh
My Body | 2015 
Watercolor pencil on paper 
12.13 x 9 

Anjum Singh
My Body | 2015 
Watercolor pencil on paper 
12.13 x 9 

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N.N. Rimzon 
Untitled | 2015
Acrylic on canvas 
48” x 48” 
N.N. Rimzon 
Untitled | 2015
N.N. Rimzon 
Untitled | 2015
N.N. Rimzon 
Untitled | 2015
Acrylic on canvas 
48” x 48” 

N.N. Rimzon 
Untitled | 2015
Acrylic on canvas 
48” x 48” 

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Kartik Sood 
Gold | 2021
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, archival pigment ink on German archival paper laid on board
44” x 44” 
Kartik Sood 
Gold | 2021
Kartik Sood 
Gold | 2021
Kartik Sood
Gold | 2021 (Detail)
Kartik Sood 
Gold | 2021
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, archival pigment ink on German archival paper laid on board
44” x 44” 

Kartik Sood 
Gold | 2021
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, archival pigment ink on German archival paper laid on board
44” x 44” 

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Alia Syed 
Composite | 2013
C-Print
31” x 24”
Alia Syed 
Composite | 2013
Alia Syed 
Composite | 2013
Alia Syed 
Composite | 2013
C-Print
31” x 24”

Alia Syed 
Composite | 2013
C-Print
31” x 24”

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Allan deSouza 
Divine 1572 | 2007 
C Print
15.75 x 23.5 
Allan deSouza 
Divine 1572 | 2007 
Allan deSouza 
Divine 1572 | 2007 
Allan deSouza 
Divine 1572 | 2007 
C Print
15.75 x 23.5 

Allan deSouza 
Divine 1572 | 2007 
C Print
15.75 x 23.5 

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Allan deSouza 
Manifest | 2021 
C Print
16” x 24” 
Allan deSouza 
Manifest | 2021 
Allan deSouza
Manifest | 2021
Allan deSouza 
Manifest | 2021 
C Print
16” x 24” 

Allan deSouza 
Manifest | 2021 
C Print
16” x 24” 

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Muhanned Cader 
Kumana II | 2014 
Oil on canvas 
33.25” x 33.5” 
Muhanned Cader
Kumana II
Muhanned Cader 
Kumana II | 2014 
Oil on canvas 
33.25” x 33.5” 

Muhanned Cader 
Kumana II | 2014 
Oil on canvas 
33.25” x 33.5” 

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Paramjit Singh 
Untitled | 2021 
Oil on canvas 
42” x 60” 
Paramjit Singh 
Untitled | 2021 
Paramjit Singh 
Untitled | 2021 
Paramjit Singh 
Untitled | 2021 
Oil on canvas 
42” x 60” 

Paramjit Singh 
Untitled | 2021 
Oil on canvas 
42” x 60” 

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Kartik Sood 
Brief moment of insight | 2021
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, archival pigment ink, painted paper cut out and collage on German archival paper laid on board
36” x 36
Kartik Sood 
Brief moment of insight | 2021
Kartik Sood 
Brief moment of insight | 2021
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, archival pigment ink, painted paper cut out and collage on German archival paper laid on board
36” x 36

Kartik Sood 
Brief moment of insight | 2021
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, archival pigment ink, painted paper cut out and collage on German archival paper laid on board
36” x 36

Inquire
Arpita Singh 
If you come this way | 2021 
Oil on canvas 
36” x 60” 

Arpita Singh 
If you come this way | 2021 
Oil on canvas 
36” x 60” 

Arpita Singh
Untitled  | 1977
Ink pastel and poster paint on paper
13.5 x 19.5

Arpita Singh
Untitled  | 1977
Ink pastel and poster paint on paper
13.5 x 19.5

Arpita Singh
Untitled | 1980
Poster paint on paper
14.5 x 10.25

Arpita Singh
Untitled | 1980
Poster paint on paper
14.5 x 10.25

Rummana Hussain
Bodyscape | 1993 
Charcoal and earth pigment on paper
23.75” x 28.25” 

Rummana Hussain
Bodyscape | 1993 
Charcoal and earth pigment on paper
23.75” x 28.25” 

Alwar Balasubramaniam
Untitled | 2020
Soil/earth on canvas
30" x 22.25"

Alwar Balasubramaniam
Untitled | 2020
Soil/earth on canvas
30" x 22.25"

Alwar Balasubramaniam 
Untitled | 2020-2021
Indigo, pigments and clay on canvas
In 2 parts 30" x 30" Each | Overall 60" x 30" 

Alwar Balasubramaniam 
Untitled | 2020-2021
Indigo, pigments and clay on canvas
In 2 parts 30" x 30" Each | Overall 60" x 30" 

Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca 1980s
Silver gelatin print
9.4 x 11.8

Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca 1980s
Silver gelatin print
9.4 x 11.8

Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1980s
Graphite on graph paper
8 x 10

Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1980s
Graphite on graph paper
8 x 10

Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1970s
Silver gelatin print
9.4 x 11. 8

Nasreen Mohamedi 
Untitled | ca. 1970s
Silver gelatin print
9.4 x 11. 8

Sheila Makhijani
What Have We Here? 2009
Gouache, cotton thread on paper, plastic sheets
11.75 x 13.50

Sheila Makhijani
What Have We Here? 2009
Gouache, cotton thread on paper, plastic sheets
11.75 x 13.50

Sheila Makhijani
Moving Around A Lot | 2009 
Gouache, cotton thread on paper, plastic sheets
15.25 x 22.75

Sheila Makhijani
Moving Around A Lot | 2009 
Gouache, cotton thread on paper, plastic sheets
15.25 x 22.75

Sheila Makhijani 
Just the same as you | 2021
Dry pastel on paper 
22” x 30” 

Sheila Makhijani 
Just the same as you | 2021
Dry pastel on paper 
22” x 30” 

Ranjani Shettar 
The Little Mobile | 2021 
Teak wood, steel and lacquered wood
32" x 29" x 4.5"

Ranjani Shettar 
The Little Mobile | 2021 
Teak wood, steel and lacquered wood
32" x 29" x 4.5"

Anjum Singh
This is how I dressed on 11/4/2014 | 2015
Watercolor pencil and powder pigments on paper 
12.13 x 9

Anjum Singh
This is how I dressed on 11/4/2014 | 2015
Watercolor pencil and powder pigments on paper 
12.13 x 9

Anjum Singh
At 4 O'Clock | 2015
Watercolor pencil on paper
12.13 x 9

Anjum Singh
At 4 O'Clock | 2015
Watercolor pencil on paper
12.13 x 9

Anjum Singh
My Body | 2015 
Watercolor pencil on paper 
12.13 x 9 

Anjum Singh
My Body | 2015 
Watercolor pencil on paper 
12.13 x 9 

N.N. Rimzon 
Untitled | 2015
Acrylic on canvas 
48” x 48” 

N.N. Rimzon 
Untitled | 2015
Acrylic on canvas 
48” x 48” 

Kartik Sood 
Gold | 2021
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, archival pigment ink on German archival paper laid on board
44” x 44” 

Kartik Sood 
Gold | 2021
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, archival pigment ink on German archival paper laid on board
44” x 44” 

Alia Syed 
Composite | 2013
C-Print
31” x 24”

Alia Syed 
Composite | 2013
C-Print
31” x 24”

Allan deSouza 
Divine 1572 | 2007 
C Print
15.75 x 23.5 

Allan deSouza 
Divine 1572 | 2007 
C Print
15.75 x 23.5 

Allan deSouza 
Manifest | 2021 
C Print
16” x 24” 

Allan deSouza 
Manifest | 2021 
C Print
16” x 24” 

Muhanned Cader 
Kumana II | 2014 
Oil on canvas 
33.25” x 33.5” 

Muhanned Cader 
Kumana II | 2014 
Oil on canvas 
33.25” x 33.5” 

Paramjit Singh 
Untitled | 2021 
Oil on canvas 
42” x 60” 

Paramjit Singh 
Untitled | 2021 
Oil on canvas 
42” x 60” 

Kartik Sood 
Brief moment of insight | 2021
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, archival pigment ink, painted paper cut out and collage on German archival paper laid on board
36” x 36

Kartik Sood 
Brief moment of insight | 2021
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, archival pigment ink, painted paper cut out and collage on German archival paper laid on board
36” x 36