Project 88 is pleased to announce Hemali Bhuta’s second solo exhibition 'Point-Shift and Quoted Objects' on view till 2nd Feb. 2013.
In the last three years since her debut solo exhibition at Project88, The Hangover of Agarlum (2010), Hemali Bhuta’s career has taken her all over the world and her command of materials and depth of her practice continue to increase with each site she intervenes in. Bhuta’s second solo exhibition, Point-Shift and Quoted Objects, however, finds its inspiration much closer to home. During her time away, Bhuta’s yearning for the simplicities of domestic life in India inspired a beguiling body of work, which exalts ordinary fringe details into something sublime and shines light upon ideas of non-duality.
While the works in this exhibition relate to minimalism and line drawing and aesthetically connect to high art practices, these works pay homage to forms that are often ignored or overlooked—the most mundane parts of daily life and ritual surrounding middle-class life in India.
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Hemali Bhuta, Flooring, 6’0’’x 6’0’’, Latex, 2012; Courtesy of the artist and project88.
More on Hemali Bhuta (b. 1978, Mumbai, India)
Hemali Bhuta has just concluded a residency at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2012) and exhibited her work at the Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair, London (2012). The Hangover of Agarlum was Hemali's first solo venture at Project 88, Mumbai in 2010. She has been part of many shows including Lines of Thought, Parasol Unit, London (2012), “India: Art Now”, Arken (2012 ‐ 2013), Indian Highway IV, MAXXI, Rome (2011) and Indian Highway III, MAC, Lyon (2010), Tracing Reality curated by Nicole Rampa, Gallery Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich,2010; Ballard Estate, curated by Gitanjali Dang, Religare arts initiative, Delhi, 2010; Revisioning Materiality Part II, Gallery Espace, Delhi, 2009; Moment as Monument, at Tranvancore Gallery, by Thomas Erben Gallery (New York) and Gallery Seven (Delhi), as a part of the Art Summit 2009, Delhi; Video Wednesdays, curated by Johny ML at Gallery Espace, Delhi, 2008‐2009.
The artist was selected for an exchange program (2009‐ 2010) at the École Nationale Supérieure des BeauxArts, Paris. In 2009, she also received the FICA Emerging Artist Award, Delhi and a residency at the Montalvo arts centre, California. She is also a finalist for the Rolex Mentor Protégé Program under Mr. Anish Kapoor.
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Education: MVA Part II (Painting) at the MS University, Baroda, 2009. Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from L S Raheja School of Art, Mumbai, 2003. Diploma in Interior Designing and Decorations from Sophia College, Mumbai, 1997.
(Image on top: Hemali Bhuta, Thick to Thin, 2012 , Bee's wax, 8 ft by 3 inch; Courtesy of the artist & project 88.)