Indrani Nayar-Gall - WORDS

Indrani Nayar-Gall

Indrani Nayar-Gall, a full-time artist, Indian by birth, lived in Barbados before migrating to USA. She earned a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in experimental printmaking from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University; a diploma in teaching from University of the West Indies (UWI) and an advanced graduate certificate in contemporary non-toxic printmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology. Indrani is a multi-disciplinary artist. The repertoire of her studio practice includes work on paper, installation and digital media. Indrani has exhibited extensively, including representing Barbados internationally to Bienal de la Carib: Dominican Republic; Biennial De San Juan Del Grabado Latinoamericano Y Del Caribe; London, Canada and France. Her recent important juried and collective shows include, 2016 - LDB gallery, CA, Erasing Borders ‘16, Indo-American Arts Council, NY, NY; FLUX, SGCI 2016, Pacific Northwest College of Art 2015 - Ornate Activate, Shirin Gallery, SAWCC's annual exhibition, at Shirin Gallery, NYC; 5th Anniversary Exhibition Brentwood Arts Exchange Gateway Arts Center; Erasing Borders 2015 Indo-American Arts Council; 2014 in “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World”, Pérez Art Museum Miami; New Prints 2014/Summer, International Print Center New York, Christie's Midtown, Manhattan, NYC, Central Booking, NYC; THE GALLERY - Green Hill Center for NC Art; 2013 North American Print Biennial. Her recent solo exhibitions include Rowe Arts Galleries | College of Arts + Architecture | UNCC; Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery, Winthrop University Galleries; Levine Museum of the New South: Museum in Charlotte, West Gallery,Elon University, ECA Gallery India, Cleveland State University.

Indrani Nayar-Gall - WORDS (sideview)


WORDS, 2017
Acrylic on canvas, gel pen, PVC, foam, aluminium
32 x 96 x 37"

From each side of the horizontal pipe flows a fluid like form creating a puddle of words. On one side on a black background, buried under derogatory words directed toward African Americans, are names of unarmed African Americans killed by police between the years 2013 and 2016. On the other side, on a red background, are stories of abuse of marginalized Dalit/untouchable women buried under words from the sacred Hindu text, Manusmriti.

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