The distinguished chief Guest – Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu ,Charge d’Affaires, Washington DC
November 16 until January 2014
These exhibits will be presented by Gandhi Memorial Centre in co-operation with Embassy of India with support of Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)
Saturday, November 16, 2013 opening reception of “Indigo: An Exhibition of Textiles by Laura Kina and Shelly Jyoti” at the Gandhi Memorial Center with distinguished Guest Mr. Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Embassy of India – Washington DC
The exhibition will be on view through January 2013 Fri and Sat 10am-4pm and by appointment. 4748 Western Avenue, Bethesda, MD. www.gandimemorialcenter.org
INDIGO project is a two women show in collabration chicago based artist laura kina who presents INDIGO: Deveon Avenue series.The works were previewed in vadoadra,Gujarat (2009), exhibited in New Delhi (2010) , Mumbai (2010)and travelled across the continent to Seattle (2011), Miami (2011), Chicago(2013) and now re opening in Washington DC (2013-14)
INDIGO, an exhibition of textiles by Laura Kina and Shelly Jyoti will be inaugurated at the Gandhi Memorial Center in cooperation with the Embassy of India and with support of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations on November 16th at the Gandhi Memorial Center, from 2pm to 4pm. Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Deputy Chief of Mission, will be the distinguished guest for the afternoon. The exhibition features Laura Kina’s “Devon Avenue Sampler” and Shelly Jyoti’s “Indigo Narratives”. The common thread between both bodies of work is the color indigo blue from India’s colonial past, to indigo-dyed Japanese kasuri fabrics and boro patchwork quilts, through blue threads of a Jewish prayer tallis, to working class blue jeans in the U.S. Since 2009, “Indigo” has exhibited in galleries and cultural centers in Baroda, New Delhi, Mumbai, Seattle, Miami, and Chicago.
MY RECENT INSTALLATION for ‘CARE Package c/o New Delhi India’
Group show by women artists of Asian or Asian descent at India International Centre until November15, 2013
Shelly Jyoti :
RECIPROCITY OF LOVE: SHAGUN 2013
‘Beyond batuaas 101 : Textiles as gift Containers’
While textile container may perform the practical function of holding, carrying and covering everyday items, they are also objects of creativity made with a designing and purposeful eye. ‘Beyond the Batuaas101’ celebrates the use of textiles as utilitarian containers on joyous occasions and gift giving practice. Symbolically, the exchange of ‘money envelopes’ occurs during all auspicious family events from illness until the last journey of death from generations in India. A contemporary dialogue of ‘Gift giving’ is an expression of universal love and a part of the unwritten social contract that embodies strong cultural, socio-political, and economic codings.
inspired by Marcel Mauss book “Gift”1923 which notes the expressions of love that helps balances the power of relationships in the tradition of reciprocity and gift exchange.The hanging site specific investigates the manipulation of varied richly coloured textile envelopes suspended at different heights with sacred red ,yellow, green thread ‘mouli’.The installation explores the placement and richness of silk brocade to heighten the visual effect.view more;https://www.facebook.com/shelly.jyoti/media_set?set=a.10152007722694577.1073741841.550454576&type=1