Birmingham Museums Trust is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition from No.9 Gallery, ‘Ganga 21’ by Kevin Pearsh – in the Waterhall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, November 5th to 18th, 2013.
‘Ganga 21’ opens at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s, Waterhall on 5th November; a magnificent exhibition where Pearsh will show a series of 21 oil paintings.
From 2006 to 2009, Kevin Pearsh produced a collection of 21 large format oil-on-canvas works depicting the inner character of the Ganges River. These works highlight geographical features and illustrate a pilgrimage along the entire length of the river. The artist has journeyed by foot, boat and land vehicle from the river's source within the ice cave of Gaumukh in the Himalayas to the delta where the Ganges flows out into the Bay of Bengal. In 2010, the "Ganges 21" collection of oil paintings was inaugurated and exhibited under the high patronage of the Indian government – ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) - at the Azad Bhavan Art Gallery in Delhi. The exhibit then traveled to the Rabindranath Tagore Centre in Kolkata, and in early 2011 opened at the Bharat Kala Bhavan Gallery of the prestigious Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.