The current show at Pace Gallery in New York is Prabhavathi Meppayil’s first solo exhibition in North America. The exhibition features a new body of work continuing Meppayil’s engagement of global legacies of modernism and Minimalism through artisan techniques. Prabhavathi Meppayil’s was born in 1965 in Bangalore, India. Her art practice draws on traditional craft and values the truth of materials and tools as well as simple forms, colours and shapes. Lines are a leitmotiv in Meppayil’s work. Corresponding with Minimalist principles, she expresses the necessity of a work that comes back to the pureness and essence of the material: copper is often used in her work for example.
Prabhavathi Meppayil at Pace Gallery New York. Opening reception, October 27, 2016.
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