Pop-Up Reception & Artist's Talk with Chandan Gomes
6:00 p.m.: "This World of Dew" Pop-Up Exhibition
Join Chandan Gomes for a pop-up exhibition of work from an artist book, This World of Dew, he made in collaboration with Aini Hasina Bano. The project is a soliloquy on loss and remembrance - a young child's yearning for the mountains and a photographer's search for that child, whose nameless drawing book he found abandoned in a hospice in Jaipur, India.
7:00: Artist Talk with Chandan Gomes, "Working From Memory"
In this world
We walk on the roof of hell
Gazing at flowers
"The photographs that emerge as a response to the above haiku are not a part of any specific work or project that I have undertaken, but of life itself - my practice originates in the tradition of documentary photography and is best represented by the hand-made or the artist book. I do not work on projects in a focused way, but photograph whatever gets my curiosity or leads me to questions that I wish to engage with. These photographs represent the last five years of my life, in which I have dealt with themes of violence, mental illness, my mother's tryst with memory loss and my grandmother's struggle with dementia, amongst other things." -Chandan Gomes
The pop-up will be on view in the Painting Studio, while the artist talk will take place in von der Heyden Studio Theater. The "This World of Dew" pop-up exhibit will also be on view at the Rubenstein's Arts Open House on Saturday, September 28, 6-8 p.m.