GARLANDING AND GUISE
SPACE Artist-in-Residence Surabhi Ghosh culminates her two-week residency in a textile installation, Garlanding and Guise. The work examines the cultural significance of repetitive patterning by drawing on the marginalized power of the decorative, referencing ritual and competing nationalist narratives.
Join us on Monday, August 21st at 7pm for Surabhi’s talk titled “Now to then, there to here / Then to now, here to there.” The artist will discuss her work as part of an impossible quest to understand what it means to be a member of the South Asian diaspora. After drawing a circuitous path between creative methods, material studies, historical research, and personal background, she will also discuss her installation for the SPACE window.
Photos by Guy L’Heureux
Surabhi Ghosh is an artist and educator based in Montreal, Quebec. Her current work investigates the transmission of culture to diasporic people, specifically South Asian immigrants and their descendants in North America. She uses textiles, patterns, and site-responsive installations to materialize contradictory narratives which begin and end in her own experiences. In 2017, her work has been on view at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle and FOFA Gallery at Concordia University in Montreal. She is currently an artist-in-residence at SPACE, where she is grappling with the relationship between her ongoing historical research and her studio practice.