Exhibition catalogue 2013- “Indigo: Shelly Jyoti and Laura kina”

Exhibition catalogue -2013

“Indigo: Shelly Jyoti and Laura kina”


Indigo: shelly jyoti and laura kina- 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:


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