“There are several metaphors embedded within this sculpture of a sacrificial mother engaged in battle with a chimera that emerges from her v***a. The first is my own struggle for autonomy within the constraints of a misogynist Indian family, and that of my feminist peers. The second is that of nations who give birth to fascist leaders and ideologies that are extremely self destructive and the subsequent struggles for human rights like the current Indian government or the 45th US President. The last metaphor is the imperiled existence of human and animal life on the planet due to climate change. The weapons and jewelry are generally used to adorn Hindu deities in home altars and temples”.
- Jaishri Abichandani
Curated by Nico Wheadon, and featuring the work of Jaishri Abichandani, Felipe Baeza, Joseph A. Cuillier, III, Alteronce Gumby, Joe Hayes, III, Leslie Hewitt, Anders Jones, Eleisha Faith McCorkle, Devin N. Morris, Soull Ogun, Lina Puerta, and Dana Robinson, RED is on view until August 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the link in our bio to schedule an appointment.
End Game, 2018, Metal, wire, foil, plastic, fabric, epoxy, acrylic paint, glass, Swarovski crystals, 32 x 33 x 40 inches
Mama’s Heaven (Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Janak), 2021,
MDF, acrylic paint, plastic, fabric, glass, cord, glue, 52 inches diameter