Rooms With A View

Sculptor Ranjani Shettar lives and works in her native Bangalore, India, creating large, abstract installations by combining materials both manmade (PVC pipe, cloth, rubber, steel, etc.) and natural (beeswax, wood, etc.). FOCUS: Ranjani Shettar, a new exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, collects several of these pieces, including "Just a bit more," a hanging, sparkling webwork of beeswax and thread that covers an entire room and was featured in the 55th Carnegie International earlier this year. "Me, no, not me, buy me, eat me, wear me, have me, me, no, not me" takes up another room with its "five basket-like forms woven from mild steel cut out of old car bodies," while "Sun-sneezers blow light bubbles" uses stainless steel, muslin cloth and lacquer to create the effect of bubbles suspended in air. See all these and more before the artist packs up for her next exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. FOCUS: Ranjani Shettar runs through February 8 at the Modern, 3200 Darnell St. in Fort Worth. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is $10, $4 for students and seniors and free for children 12 and younger (and Modern members). Call 1-866-824-5566 or visit
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 27. Continues through Feb. 8, 2008
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Noah W. Bailey
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