Indigo: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina at the Chicago Cultural Center January 26- April 27, 2013 Curated by Greg Lunceford and Lanny Silverman

Indigo: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina at the Chicago Cultural Center

 

Indigo: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina
Curated by Greg Lunceford and Lanny Silverman
January 26 – April 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2013 5:30-7:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Rooms
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60638

Artist talk with Shelly Jyoti, Laura Kina, and Pushipika Frietas, President of MarketPlace: Handwork of India
The Chicago Rooms
12:15pm Thursday, January 31, 2013

Employing fair trade artisans from women’s collectives in India and executing their works in indigo blue, Indian artist Shelly Jyoti and US artist Laura Kina’s works draw upon India’s history, narratives of immigration and transnational economic interchanges.

View the online exhibition catalog (you need flash for this):
http://www.laurakina.com/indigo-culturalcenter.html
Download a pdf of the brochure Indigo: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina Chicago Cultural Center
Watch the 2010 video on youtube Indigo: New works by Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina

Indigo: Laura Kina and Shelly Jyoti –The torrid history of Indigo is reimagined by artists from Chicago, USA and Gujarat, India. Indigo: Laura Kina and Shelly Jyoti presents complementary bodies of artwork by Indian artist Shelly Jyoti and US artist Laura Kina in a range of media including hand-embroidery on khadi fabric, indigo resist dyeing, Sanskrit calligraphy and mixed-media on canvas. The narrative threads running throughout the artists’ work evoke India’s colonial history, stories of immigration, and the tensions and transformations of cultures evolving in a changing world. This traveling exhibition was featured in three venues in India in 2009-2010 (Red Earth Gallery in Vadodara, India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, Nehru Art Centre in Mumbai) and is currently touring the US in 2011 (ArtXchange Gallery in Seattle and Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts in Miami). The accompanying exhibition catalogue features three essays: Johny ML -“Indigo Inscriptions” Murtaza Vali – “The Dye That Binds: Indigo Iconographies” Michelle Yee – “Moving Materials: Reclaiming Histories of Migration” To view the exhibition:

Shelly Jyoti http://shellyjyoti.com/indigo-narratives/

 laura kina http://www.laurakina.com/devon.html