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Innocence and Everything After

Jul 18, 2020 - Sep 5, 2020

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K Contemporary is honored to present Suchitra Mattai's solo exhibition, "Innocence and Everything After," opening Saturday, July 18th and running through Sept 5, 2020.


Suchitra Mattai's work speaks to the artist's keen interest in giving a voice to people whose voices were historically quieted. Using both her own family's ocean migrations and research on the period of colonial indentured labor during the 19th Century, the artist seeks to expand our sense of "history." In Mattai's mind, re-writing this colonial history contributes to contemporary dialogue by making visible the struggles and perseverance of those who lived it; she shares, "I often focus on women and employ practices and materials associated with the domestic sphere, such as embroidery, weaving, etc. I re-imagine vintage and found materials that have a rich history as a way of creating dialogue with the original makers and the time periods in which they were cherished."