Join Kavi Gupta on Saturday, November 12 from 4–7 PM for the opening recepetion of Osmosis, a solo exhibition of new multi-media works by Indo-Caribbean American artist Suchitra Mattai. At 4:30 PM, Mattai will be joined by Lauren Haynes, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Queens Museum, for an exhibition walkthrough.
Thinking about the saltwater ocean migrations that have shaped her family’s cultural and geographic heritage, Mattai has both a scientific and a poetic interest in the process of osmosis, which involves the migration of water molecules from one region to another. Salt is a trigger for the osmotic process, which, in a manner of speaking, is about the emergence of something and the loss of something.
Mattai’s work is in the collections of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville, AR, USA; Jorge Pérez; Olivia Walton; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA; and Kiran Nader Museum of Art, Delhi, India, among many others. Recent exhibitions include Suchitra Mattai: Breathing Room, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, USA; and State of the Art 2020, Crystal Bridges Museum/the Momentary, Bentonville, AR, USA.
Photo credit: Derrick Beasley