This exhibit features work that has been a decade in the making. What does it mean to be connected to two places? How do I make sense of what happens here and what happens there, and how do I create A whole out of these many parts? In my collographs, I look at train stations, hotels, bridges and monuments. The buildings are templates around which narratives appear. A building has an ever-evolving significance. Beyond the merely physical, it bears witness to our lives.
For these pieces, I interview loved ones who have witnessed floods, terrorist attacks and daily life. I focus on their experiences of Mumbai and New York, both places that are critical to my identity. Although parallel structures exist in both places, the events that occur around them are jarringly dissimilar. Each collograph represents a landmark, but filtered through the lens of a relative’s shifting personal narrative. This work gives personal experiences the commemoration I know they deserve. It reveals the hidden interior and lives behind the facade of recognizable and seemingly immutable structures.
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Yellow barn Gallery , Gallery space 7300 MacArthur Boulevard