March 7 to 31 A conversation with artist Pallav Chander, 24, might seem like a sequel to the 2007 Bollywood movie Taare Zameen Par. Except, of course, that Chander’s journey is a real-life roller-coaster ride and not a larger-than-life movie. Diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 10, Chander, along with his parents, struggled to understand the disease.
Fourteen years later, Chander is all set to exhibit 40 canvasses, all autobiographical, at a show titled Decoding the Dyslexic Mind, to be inaugurated at the India Habitat Centre. “These canvasses are all about my life’s journey,” he says. “There is a painting titled Rest in Peace, My Dear Louise, which depicts my plight when I lost a dear friend. Another painting called Birth shows the process of birth,” says Chander.
While this is his debut exhibition, Chander is a familiar face in the city’s theatre circuit, mentored by veteran actor Amal Allana. “Having a theatre background helps because I treat every painting like a stage,” says Chander. At Passage Art, 66, Khan Market Tel 9910005124