Stuart Shave/Modern Art Announces the Expansion of the Gallery

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LONDON.- The new additional space on the lower ground floor of the gallery will present projects and exhibitions that will diversify and broaden the gallery programme. The first exhibition in this new space will be of works by Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi, opening on Tuesday 12 October 2010. Born in Karachi in 1937 and raised in Mumbai (then Bombay), Mohamedi was a key component in India in the decades after independence in 1947; she is now belatedly finding her place within the Modernist canon. Trained in London and widely travelled, Mohamedi is known for her singular body of precise drawings, composed of straight black lines ruled over grey, cell-like grids of graph paper, frequently articulated by intertwining planes and grids. Her output is often compared to Agnes Martin: in particular their shared interest in the tension arising from the meeting of a formal compositional structure with the natural fluctuations of mark that come from drawing with hand. Nasreen Mohamedi die