In the work of all three artists the references pile up, but they may not be greater for the sum of their parts. One of the challenges of Bell Gallery's strong contemporary international art programming is that the historical and social references the artists make may be unfamiliar to you. Here the artists aim to reclaim and redefine the old Indian traditions for our era. Wall texts provide background, but something is lost when a point is explained to you rather than feeling it directly from the art. And for the most part, the technical artistry isn't enough to wow on its own.

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