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A commercial fine art gallery located in the downtown district of Oakland California, Joyce Gordon Gallery exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and ...


Title: “Dhyana” (Meditation): New Artwork by Samantha Chundur (Back Gallery)
Artist: Samantha Chundur
Dates: Nov 3rd - Nov 25th
Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dhyana (Meditation) new artwork by Samantha Chundur
Solo Exhibit: Back Gallery Space
November 3 – November 28, 2017
Opening Reception: November 3rd 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 11th 4:00pm

Joyce Gordon Gallery presents “Dhyāna (Sanskrit): “contemplation, reflection” and ” abstract meditation” by Bay Area artist, Samantha Chundur.

The Dhyāna: Meditation series is a meditative exploration of the basic elements of art: line and color. The line, the primary building block, sets the tone of the series’ simple yet powerful compositions: a single line framed within a square or rectangle. The compositions lend an architectural feel to the series, wherein the viewer is invited to meditate on its main structural element -the line- which is exposed in its true form.

Samantha Chundur is an artist trained in architecture, urban design, and planning. Her love of design and cities led her to choose a career in urban design while also inspiring her travels, art and photography. She was raised in India where as a child she developed a keen interest in art and dance. One of her most vivid childhood memories is drawing and coloring every day, mostly out of interest but partly due to a fascination with markers, crayons and stationery.

Her initial work focused on landscapes but later shifted towards abstracts. Playing with vivid, bold colors inspired by her native country of India as well as the different cultures she encountered through her travels, started to dominate and influence her art and continues to do so.