Exhibition Description

 

Neha Vedpathak
Many moons, same sky
September 7 – October 26, 2019

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Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present Many moons, same sky, Neha Vedpathak’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Neha Vedpathak (b. 1982, Pune, India) is an interdisciplinary artist known for her rigorous and inventive process-based practice. Vedpathak has been an invited artist-in-residence at Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Greece, Bharat Bhavan Graphic Studio, India, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Colorado, CAMAC, France and Fountainhead Residency, Miami.  Vedpathak’s works have been shown at ASU Art Museum, The Weatherspoon Museum, The Poetry Foundation, and the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) among other local and national institutions and galleries. Her work has been recently acquired for the permanent collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Vedpathak’s upbringing in India has played a vital role in shaping her understanding and approach as an artist. Growing up, rituals and meditation were a prevalent part of her life. In 2009, Vedpathak invented a technique she calls plucking, where she separates the fibers of Japanese handmade paper using a tiny pushpin. The resultant paper resembles lace fabric, which she then uses to create individual works. The plucked paper is also saturated with paint, sewn, and collaged to create a single complete work. Plucking is a slow and repetitive process that Vedpathak embraces as a form of meditation.

Neha Vedpathak currently lives and maintains a studio in Detroit.

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