Nasreen and I in Delhi – posted 10/1/14 in Boulder

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left image: Sherry Wiggins, gouache and graphite on paper, 18 x 24 in, 2013

right image: untitled, Nasreen Mohamedi, black and white photograph, 10 3/8 x 14 in, 1981, courtesy Talwar Gallery, New York, New Delhi

I am engaging with the art making processes of 20th-century abstract Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990) through the intensive study of her work and of the writing and criticism about her work. While I am in India, I will be making my own drawings and photographs in dialogue with her. Nasreen’s art takes form in beautiful linear and minimal drawings as well as in restrained black and white photographs. I have found many commonalities both aesthetic and conceptual between my art making practice and Mohamedi’s. I will retrace her steps and find my own in the remarkable city of Delhi. I will experiment with and extrapolate on Nasreen’s unique approach to the mediums of photography and drawing during an artist residency at the Sankskriti Foundation in Delhi October 25th 2014 to November 18th 2014. http://www.sanskritifoundation.org/

The following video on You Tube “Remembering Nasreen Mohamedi, The Artist” is a good short introduction to Mohamedi’s work. It was made during a major exhibition of her work at the Kiran Nadar Museum in New Delhi in 2013:

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