Sundaram Tagore Gallery presents new, tactile, abstract paper compositions by Indian-born Detroit-based artist Neha Vedpathak. The exhibition includes a selection of richly colored paintings from recent museum shows as well as a brand-new body of work exploring liminal spaces.
Part painting, part collage, Vedpathak’s sensuous, textured constructions seemingly float while casting intricate shadows against the wall. The technique she invented to conjure this illusion appears deceptively simple: Using a pushpin, she plucks handmade Japanese paper, separating the fibers until the paper is transformed into swaths of lace-like material that she sews together and stains with pigment. It is a deliberative and labor-intensive process that can take weeks, even months to complete, making time itself an integral force in each work. For the artist, plucking paper has become a ritual of transformation, a slowing-down, a meditation.
Venue: Sundaram Tagore Singapore, Gillman Barracks
When: 4 Jun - 6 Aug 2022, Tuesday–Friday 11 am–6 pm; Saturday 11 am–7 pm