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Crystal: works by Asha Ganpat

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Hosted by Fern & Fossil

Curated by Samantha Katehis

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Crystal is a solo exhibition with works by Asha Ganpat. Asha carves found objects made of paper, transforming, and re-contextualizing them.
"I was lucky to find these cards to begin a series about the pieces of earth we extract and claim. These beautiful rocks have been mined from the earth and the extraction left a wound in the land. For as long as humankind could, we did this. We cut and polish and bring out the luminescent beauty of the rocks rendering them unrecognizable from the way they began. We discover and assign venerate qualities to them. In these cards, I approached my linework like Kirlian aura photography, a “technology” I am immensely fascinated about. These carvings are the vibrations, the power become visible, and the auras of the stones."
-Asha Ganpat
Biography:
Asha Ganpat is a Trinidadian-American conceptual artist, born in Trinidad. Ganpat works in a wide range of traditional and non-traditional media including paper, lace, metal, gold, light and sound. Her work was cited as one of NYC’s top 10 art installations of 2012 by Complex Magazine. In 2017, Ganpat spoke at the Asia Society on the keynote panel of the South Asian American symposium "Fatal Love: Where Are We Now?" where she represented both East Indian and Caribbean diaspora.  Recently, Ganpat was at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, awarded a year-long residency program, concluding with an exhibition in November 2020.

Ganpat has shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Exit Art, Noyes Museum, Queens Museum, Jersey City Museum and Nathan Cummings Foundation. She is alumnus of Aljira's Emerge, Gaia’s Wonderwomen, the New Jersey Book Art Symposium, Chashama North, Chashama, and Trinidad's Alice Yard residency.   Currently, Ganpat is in the SHIFT Residency at the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts.  Ganpat is also a professor at Montclair State University, an independent curator, and co-founded Red Saw Gallery of Newark, NJ 2005 - 2008.

Featured Artists: Asha Ganpat


Covid-19 Protocols: Masks are required indoors. No proof of vaccination required.

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The first 25 RSVPS will receive a free gift.


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06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Opening Reception

SPONSORS

Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

SPONSORS

Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

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