Reach is Padmini Mongia's second solo show at the Phillips Museum. In 2005, the Phillips mounted her Shapes of Nature, and, last year, she contributed artwork to Just A Few of Us. Mongia is a longtime member of F&M's English faculty, and, as she says, Reach exhibits the creative process of her moving--reaching--from the verbal arts to the visual arts even as Reach plays with scale, with very small abstract artworks reaching to larger ones in this show of ink and acrylic on canvas.
Opening Reception: October 27, 5 pm, Dana Gallery
Reaching: Abstraction in South Asia
Please join us on November 17 at 5:00 p.m. for a short artist's talk by Padmini Mongia about her solo exhibit: Reach (October 25-December 9, 2016). The talk will be followed by a conversation about abstraction in India and Pakistan, led by gallerist Aisha Zia Khan and Atif Sheikh of Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Although important artists from the subcontinent, such as the recently deceased S.H. Raza have made abstract paintings for decades, contemporary artists with gallery representation tend to work figuratively. This discussion will explore the way abstraction has been used and its place in practices and exhibitions today.
Sound Horizon Concert (Jarrett Cherner Trio): November 4, 7:30 pm, Dana Gallery