Art enthusiasts Nidhi, Dhruv and Deep Jhavar will open Easel, a space that will exhibit all forms of art — from paintings, fashion shows to food festivals
On a balmy evening, we walk into Easel, an art gallery, at Juhu, which will open its doors to the public on May 31. Designed with a Spanish influences, the sprawling 2,500 square feet area across two floors hopes to see creative expressions of all forms in the coming months.
(L-R) Dhruv, Nidhi and Deep Jhavar founded Easel (below), an art space in Juhu. Pic/Nimesh Dave
Easel has been set up by Nidhi Jhavar, Dhruv and Deep Jhavar, who run the real estate company, Morya Housing. “We love all things architecture and art,” says Nidhi, who was a computer engineer before joining her husband, Dhruv’s business.
“The space existed as Affairs 15 years ago, but it was not done up so well. We wanted to give it a fresh, modern outlook — a hub that celebrates creativity,” says Dhruv, whose company is also into producing and distributing Marathi and Hindi films.
Deep, who has been quiet so far, excitedly shares the concept of creating a space that gives the feel of being out of Mumbai. “Art should not decorate walls alone. When we buy a piece of good-looking furniture, that is a fine work, too.”
The first show, on May 31, has been curated by Khushnuma Khambatta. “While one week you will see paintings, you can look forward to furniture art, garments and even creative food pop-ups. If you have only one form exhibiting every week, the clientele narrows down. But this concept will reach out to a wider spectrum from all walks of life and not just people who are interested in buying a canvas,” says Khambhatta.
The first show will exhibit works of artists, including Ajay De, Anjum Motiwala, Arzan Khambatta, Bhoomika Dange, Brinda Miller, Deepti Nair, Gurcharan Singh, Uttara Joshi and Vinod Sharma. The works will be on display till June 5.
At: The Easel, 32 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road