When: 19th January – 12th March 2011
Where: Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
What is it?
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) is proud to present the first solo exhibition in the UK by Bangalore based artist Sheela Gowda at Rivington Place, including a new commission. One of the leading artistic figures of her generation (b. 1957), Gowda is known for creating large-scale sculptural installations. She takes everyday materials as the starting point for works that combine abstract forms with references to society.
Having trained as a painter, in the early 1990s, Gowda moved into sculpture and installation. She has formed a visual language which responds to the complexity of the contemporary world, including its violence and contradictions.
The new work, Untitled (2010), is made up of thousands of wooden chips, roughly carved by craftsmen into votive objects. They form part of a composition of larger frames and doors painted emerald green, peppermint, pink and off-white which also reveal the marks of weathering and infestation by insects. Here the artist balances form, perception and legibility, simultaneously holding a number of elements in play.
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