Kelly Barrie, Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and Ranu Mukherjee
March 20 – 23, 2013 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Booth J12
Unforgotten Threads: Searching by sea and air
Gallery Wendi Norris will present four artists whose work revisits and interprets place—both those that have been forgotten or those not yet explored. The artwork in our booth will beautifully display a balance of texture and structure, bold color and austerity; introducing two flourishing international artists to the region while simultaneously building on familiar artists who have reached career milestones with their first solo museum exhibitions in 2012 and will share some of this fresh material with their regional fans and collectors.
Los Angeles based Kelly Barrie will make his Middle Eastern debut with his large-scale material hybrid of photography and drawing. Barrie recreates lost historical events by literally walking them out of his head through a performative floor drawing using his feet and white photoluminescent pigment powder on black seamless paper. The light sensitive drawing is then documented in small sections using a 35 mm camera, digitally collaged back together, and outputted to scale as one seamless photograph. Acclaimed Australian duo Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy, following their retrospective exhibition at the MCA in Sydney, will present a colorfully abstract display of cross-stitched “paintings”, utilizing a folksy hobby to revisit painful or nearly forgotten attempts at space exploration and new scientific frontiers. Tomokazu Matsuyama will present his newly shaped paintings, most notably a diptych entitled “Mothership”, a piece that playfully refers to a migratory voyage from a man or boy in search of his homeland. Following her ravely-reviewed solo exhibition “Telling Fortunes” at the San Jose Museum of Art, San Francisco-based Ranu Mukherjee will present her “note taking” paintings along with her intricately beautifully Sari pieces where she has printed and selectively painted on the textiles, continuing her fascination with the idea of the contemporary nomad and the experience of repeated relocation that is common for so many of us today. Mukherjee’s work continues to address memory, places, and possessions which all contribute to our mutable sense of a “home” as something that you can take with you.