A Place of Their Own
A preoccupation with migratory patterns and the inevitable straddling of cultures is pronounced in the works of South Asian-American Diaspora artists over the past few decades. Now, a younger generation of artists like Mala Iqbal, Maryam Jafri, Gautam Kansara, Fawad Khan and Samanta Batra Mehta explore a breadth of media from video art to watercolor and collage to mine autobiographical experiences. Their journeys overlap in A Place of Their Own. By placing their diverse practices alongside one another, the subtle tensions, internal forces and psychological impetuses that are the principle drivers of an immigrant experience, jostle for attention. However, these artists are not itinerants; for the duration of this exhibition, they have an address. A Place of Their Own provides a venue for a critical dialogue about their work.