Ragini Bhow

        

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Sometimes when you sleep you look so ancient


1415 Gallery, Albuquerque
May - September 2020

 



Sometimes when you sleep you look so ancient, Polystyrene, Fiberglass, Polyurethane, Flocking, Autobody paint















Two crows making love on my head, 15x20”,
16 Edition Lithograph printed at Tamarind Institute by Alyssa Ebinger
















Entering the shell, 22x30”,
16 Edition Lithograph printed at Tamarind Institute by Alyssa Ebinger with proofing by Cynthia Marris








Untitled (pyramidion 2), 4x6x4”, spider and cedar ash in polyurethane resin




















Sometimes when you sleep you look so ancient is an installation that takes place as a speculative moment where the ancient past and deep future seek synchronistic relationship and materialize within an elusive present. Building off of the idea that the past is not closed, it is open, and that the art/artist may function as that conduit, this installation functions as a mythical ecosystem. A consistent slow drumming echoes through the void of the central fiberglass sculpture, in ceremonial rhythm, suggesting that something is about to happen. The drawings suspended trace the possibility of that moment, revealing other realms. I am interested in an edge between worlds, portals, which could dissolve or emerge simultaneously, and how sculpture may act as a sort of rupture. The afterlife process, in between moments such as those between wake and sleep inspire the work in hope to transcend psychological conditioning. Sometimes when you sleep you look so ancient explores how the various forms of consciousness human/non-human artificial/natural may coexist in time and space.