5eptember 26 - November 12, 2015 Women & Their Work Gallery Austin, Tx
This solo exhibition of work by Abhidnya Ghuge visually explores a number of ideas that often recur throughout her unique body of work. At the same time, it offers viewers a peek at the technical aspect of her printing process with the inclusion of some of her carved woodblocks.
Comprised of 7,883 woodblock-printed paper plates on wire, Unwrapped Saint, Percolated Peace dominates the gallery. The monumental site-specific installation, inspired by a glacier and the passing of time, boasts hues of blues and greys. A hidden nook tucked into the piece, reminiscent of a cave, acts as a place of meditation and features a more vibrant palette.
Hints of her heritage and previous medical experience are stamped in archival ink; all the while, underlying themes of belonging, community, time and value emerge as the paper plates are placed together.
Abhidnya Ghuge was born in Mumbai, India, where she attended the University of Bombay and later practiced medicine. After immigrating to the United States with her family in 1993, she received both her BFA and MFA from the University of Texas at Tyler. Her site-specific installations have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States.