366

winter, spring, summer, fall

Var West Gallery is pleased to announce 366, a solo exhibition featuring Milwaukee based artist Bela Suresh Roongta

On January 1, 2020, I drew my 1st circle. On December 31, 2020, I drew my 366th. What began as a 30 day creative making marathon became year long daily practice of drawing, writing, and creating. There were only three rules— to draw or write every day, to start with the same sized circle and drawing paper, and to never throw one away. Using a cup that is too big for my hand to hold, I traced the circle on either white or black 9 x 12 drawing paper. Then with either graphite, ink, collage or text I made my first mark. I borrowed from the intricate floral and geometric
shapes of my East Indian ancestors to create small, intimate drawings. I cut and pasted.
I scribbled over and layered under. I imagined and reimagined.
I started over. I never threw one away.


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~Bela ’20

To schedule a visit or tour the exhibition virtually click here

Limited Edition Prints on Archival Fine Art Paper

Editions of 7

9″ x 12″

Bela Suresh Roongta: Artist Book

366

winter, spring, summer, fall

Gloss, soft-cover, perfect bound,

8″x11″

378 pages

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