Chaumasa: Four Months of Monsoon

SITE GALLERY, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS // SEMARI, RAJASTHAN

November 3- November 17, 2020

This exhibition brings together works produced by the artist during Chaumasa, the four-month period of Monsoon, in his village in western India. At this time of the year the assumed boundaries between interior and exterior, and self and environment evaporate as water seeps into walls and moisture permeates skin; the porous concrete becomes the epidermis and walls become the surrounding hills. By reflecting on local architecture, aesthetic and religious practices, and water management systems the show attempts at developing a waterscape of a region where rains are both sacred matter and resource for storage.

Heap//Hill

Rubble (concrete, lime, brick)

66" x 150"

2020

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Untitled (talisman)

Piece of Rubble, coconut oil, wood, string

Unspecified dimensions

2020

Fountain of Aether

Water, concrete, pump, fan, painted metal 

66" x 150"

2020

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Marble quarry at Dhelana

23°58'21.0"N 73°42'49.0"E

Photograph

33" x 51"

2020

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