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Shelf life II

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Black Moon, 2012 Discarded Road Tar, Mild Steel 108 Inches Diameter / Edition: Variation of 3 © Gallery Maskara
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Yellow (detail), 2012 Sweet Lime Bagasse, Iron, Wood 36 X 36 X 36 Inches © Gallery Maskara
Shelf life II
Curated by: Abhay Maskara

6/7, 3rd Pasta Lane
Colaba
400005 Mumbai
Maharashtra
India
September 25th, 2012 - November 8th, 2012
Opening: September 24th, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Closed as of October 2016
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, sculpture

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Gallery Maskara is pleased to announce artist Prashant Pandey’s second solo show Shelf Life II, at Gallery Maskara.

Prashant Pandey reawakens perception of everyday life by defying conventional logic when it comes to ways of seeing discarded objects. Through his use of found, recycled and reclaimed material like sweet lime bagasse, marble blast-stones and chunks of road tar, Pandey uses by-products of human activity in innovative ways, interrupting the utilitarian cycle of everyday life.

His new body of work encourages one to trash conventional ways of seeing and questions the meaning of “shelf life” through the use of material that is long past its supposed use-by date, inviting you to witness a resurrection of all that is forgotten and obscure.

 Although his medium is constantly shifting, his basic concern remains the same – a critical commentary on modern society. Pandey believes that a closer scrutiny of what we throw away gives us a deeper understanding of ourselves, maintaining that judging the objects we discard as useless is an inherently unstable affair.