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A. Balasubramaniam

Talwar Gallery | New Delhi

Tricks with light and shade were A. Balasubramaniam’s favored means of deception in “(In)between,” an exhibition of screenprints and serene sculptural interventions. Take Link, 2009, a fragile length of thread, fitted with a silvery hook at one end and suspended between two adjacent white walls in a small room. The superfine string and its shifting, alternately curved and straight lines of shadow were difficult to tell apart; like wavering pencil marks on a blank page, they conspired to redraw the dimensions of the alcove. Was it square, rectangular, triangular? The answer depended on your perspective.

Elsewhere, too, the Bangalore-based artist probed the boundaries of the visible. Shadow of a Shadow of a Shadow, 2007, a white-on-white sculptural wall installation, tracks the play of light on a cardboard box. The first of the work’s three components delineates the shadow of the box, the

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