Ajay Kurian: Polyphemus, solo exhibition in Silber Gallery

Ajay Kurian is a Baltimore-born, New York-based, conceptual artist working in sculpture, painting, and installation. His invitation to Goucher as the Nancy G. Unobskey 60 Visiting Artist in Modern and Contemporary Art occasioned his solo exhibition of new work envisioned for and presented in the college’s Silber Gallery. 

 

Kurian’s exhibition, installed to resemble a clandestine beer hall meeting, depicts cycloptic figures that possess power and status, populating a table in an ambiguous, social grouping. Atop easy postures and snappy outfits, their heads are each made up of a watchful, rotating eye and an illuminated smile.Above, a disembodied set of mechanized eyes monitors the scene, part security camera, part dystopian nightmare.Within this space all are observed, and all are observing. There is a symbiotic relationship between the platform and participants in which those who have gotten through the gates become gatekeepersthis club polices itself.

Opening day walk-through streamed live on the gallery instagram

Tuesday, September 29 to 7:30pm

More dates through November 24, 2020

Goucher College, Silber Art Gallery 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204

Departments

Academic, Art & Art History

Website

https://www.instagram.com/goucherartg...

Hashtag

#opening walk through with the artist

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