28 September 2023–27 October 2023
To see a world in a grain of sand...
Thinking across scale and the conceptual, Volte Art Projects is pleased to introduce the expansive rubric of artist, Shambhavi Singh.
Starts 28 September 2023
Ends 27 October 2023
Venue Volte Art Projects
Raised principally in an agricultural family, it is the rural landscape, the earth, the farmer, and their implements that find form in her practice. Though deeply poetic, there is an active engagement between humans and nature - from the microscopic to the macroscopic.
Singh appropriates, distorts, and symbolically creates surfaces and patterns within nature where the sickle, used primarily for harvesting or reaping, is magnified in scale not just as an implement but a metaphor. It becomes a ‘point of entry’, or where eight hundred sickles multiply to become birds in flight; the woven sieves become recollections of hidden narratives of those women at work - husking the grain... Singh merges the perceptual and conceptual knowledge in ever-changing forms.
It is the fluidity of life in opposition to any attempt at a fixed reading.
Her art is both a space for critical practice and a poetic archive - for ‘visual’ eco-poetics, of nurturing and memory, dissonance and alienation in the face of insurmountable environmental challenges to which she bears witness in her experiential aesthetics and mixed-media sculptural works.
This exhibition is curated by Sasha Altaf.