Avantika Bawa from Vantage at the Archer Gallery (2010)
It is short notice but perhaps you can catch Avantika Bawa's talk at Linfield tomorrow. Over the years she has demonstrated that she has an acute eye for frayed perceptual procedures that present themselves as diagrammatic territory.
According to the press release, "Bawa creates new territory between sculpture and painting, similar to her ability to navigate the borders between two cultures – Indian and American. She is influenced by: minimalism, or the reduction of art to basic shapes, colors, and textures; installation art, which is the temporary transformation of spaces; and the interruption of space that brings viewers a new understanding, characteristic of intervention art.
Avantika Bawa is an artist, curator, and academic. She has an MFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1998) and a BFA in the same from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India (1995). She was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME(2008) the Vermont Studio Center, VT (2009), and Jentel Artist Residency Program, WY (2010).
Note worthy exhibits include, The South by East Biennial in Boca Raton, FL; solos at The Columbus Museum, Columbus GA; Saltworks gallery and the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA; Lalit Kala Academy and Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India; Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India; Disjecta and Portland State University, Portland, OR; and juried group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, GA, The Drawing Center and Smack Mellon, NY and SAVAC, Canada. Her works has been reviewed in international publications such as the New York Times, Art Papers, Art Lies, Art India, Art Asia Pacific, and The Times of India amongst others.
Bawa's curatorial work began with a hotel room show during the Art in Chicago fair (98?) and has grown through her studio and gallery, aquaspace – a laboratory for new and multi-media art. In April 2004 she was part of a team that launched Drain - Journal for Contemporary Art and Culture (www.drainmag.com)."
Talk November 17, 4:00PM
Linfield Art Gallery, McMinnville Oregon
For more information, call (503) 883-2804