Artist Ranjani Shettar will be speaking at the SMU Meadows Museum on March 24, 2009 at 6:30pm. The lecture is presented in conjunction with Shettar’s recent exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Shettar kicked off the 2008-09 FOCUS season in December and featured 5 of her installations, including the one below. "Sun-sneezers blow light bubbles" is made from stainless steel, muslin cloth, tamaraind kernel powder paste and lacquer.
"Home is the body. The body is not the physical alone but the mental, emotional and the spiritual."
Sun-sneezers blow light bubbles | Ranjani Shettar
Ranjani Shettar was born in 1977 in Bangalore, India. In addition to her upcoming exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth and the San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, she has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, the Wexner Art Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. She is represented by Talwar Gallery, New York. Shettar creates sculptural installations that refer obliquely to the effects of the burgeoning urbanscape in which she lives. By using a wide range of materials from the organic (such as beeswax, cotton, terra cotta, and lacquered wood) to the industrial (PVC pipes, plastic sheeting), Shettar evokes the present collision of high-tech Bangalore with its rural surroundings.
SMU Meadows Museum is located at 5900 Bishop Boulevard, University Park. For more information about this event, call 214-768-2489.