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Siri Devi Khandavilli has created a series of gods closely resembling the idols of her Hindu faith which\, on closer i nspection\, turn out to be tributes to our all-too-human fascination with m oney\, sexuality\, and glamor.

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Shayana Sundari\, a sensuou s bronze sculpture that Khandavilli sometimes mischievously calls her “Gold en Poodle Diety\,” was named after an ancient temple statue and cast in the manner of countless Hindu idols—using termite mound and river mud. And yet this seemingly traditional goddess boasts the haughty pompadour of a show poodle\, reclining luxuriously\, and mimicking such art historical masterpi eces as Titian's Venus of Urbino or Manet's Olympia.

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Khandavilli\, who resides in Bangalore\, India\, delights in her sly in sertion of the chic poodle deity into the realm of the sacred.  “People the re don’t know whether it’s a real god or a sculpture\,” says Khandavilli\, “They come to me and ask\, ‘what is this god?’”

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While her idols’ or igins and method of production may be rooted in history\, their dominion as Khandavilli envisions it comprises nothing less than the motivation for al l of our human endeavors\, both ancient and modern. Throughout her career\, which spans painting\, performance\, film\, and installation\, Khandavilli has examined\, in a refreshingly candid manner\, the way that self-interes t and desire manifests in society—in both our modern idolatry of designer h andbags and shoes\, and our timeless yearning for a more substantial worldv iew.

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