Priya Kambli: Color Falls Down
November 29, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Opening: Saturday, Dec 1, 6-8pm
Artist Talk + Booksigning: Sunday, Dec 2, 1pm
Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Wed – Mon, 11am-5pm
Admission: $5 General, $3 for Students & Seniors, Free to CAC Members and LA residents*
Priya Kambli was born and raised in India, and moved to the United States at the age of eighteen, carrying her entire life in one suitcase. Pairing customs reminiscent of a different place and time with her contemporary American life, Kambli foregrounds the ideas of displacement through storytelling. Kambli’s photographic language consists of entangled autobiographical artifacts that carry diverse temporal and cultural meanings. In front of the camera, Kambli dually performs her ancestors’ histories, as well as her own in attempts to journal what it means for her to be bicultural. She shuffles all of these journeyed objects – including her representation of self – to form a family tree of disjointed stories. The juxtapositions of old and new bridge gaps in time and space, transforming the artist’s attachment to the past and present.
Curated by Jan Gilbert with the CAC Education Department in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, this exhibition will be on view in the ART LAB gallery.
*Beginning on October 6, the CAC announces free gallery admission for Louisiana residents. This new program is made possible by the Edward Wisner Donation Fund/City of New Orleans.