Abhidnya Ghuge: Flight of the Canyon

Exhibition open from Sat Jul 16 2016 to Sun Nov 27 2016

Portrait of Abhidnya Ghuge by Turk Studio

Portrait of Abhidnya Ghuge by Turk Studio

Abhidnya Ghuge’s Flight of the Canyon is a site-responsive installation created with thousands of woodblock-printed paper plates inspired by organic patterns found in nature.

The artist first draws and carves designs like those used in henna body painting on woodblocks for printing onto paper plates. She then blends archival oil-based ink directly on the woodblock, varying the thickness of the pigment on each block in order to create expressive patterns that vary with each impression. The block-printed paper plates are then coated on both sides with acrylic polymer for longevity. No longer disposable, each plate is now transformed and imprinted with life.

Hung precariously overhead, the plates create a physically and psychologically altered space that forces viewers to contemplate the brevity of the medium and the uncontrollable passage of time, as the plates and inks naturally fade and disintegrate. Ultimately, Flight of the Canyon is a visual expression of the power, value, and fragility of each human life.

Artist Bio:
Born in India and a dermatologist by previous profession, Abhidnya “Abhi” Ghuge is a multidisciplinary installation artist. Currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Tyler, she has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States, and her work can be found in collections throughout India and the United Kingdom.

 

Members’ Reception and Artist Talk:

July 21 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Upcoming Events

Thu Nov 03, 1:00 pm2:30 pm

Homeschool Passport to Asia Program: Site-Specific Sculpture with Visiting Artist Abhidnya Ghuge

Students will explore our exhibition Abhidnya Ghuge: Flight of the Canyon

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$5 per student

Thu Nov 03, 6:00 pm9:00 pm

Abhidnya Ghuge Workshop: Educators

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Educators are invited to spend the evening exploring

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$5 per educator

Sat Nov 05, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Abhidnya Ghuge Workshop: Teens

The Crow Collection invites 9th through 12th grade students to spend an afternoon with contemporary artist

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$5 per person

Sun Nov 06, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Abhidnya Ghuge Workshop

Interact with our newest exhibition and local contemporary artist Abhidnya “Abhi” Ghuge by using different materials and methods to create your own sculptural landscape inspired by Abhi’s work.

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$40 for Friends of the Crow Collection, $50 for Public