Gowri Sunder: ThaliOctober 6th ~ October 8th
Thali is an exploration process of immigration specifically in the ways it impacted the identity of second generation Indian American girls. Immigration, marriage, and education are extremely intertwined subjects for us, and to get a greater sense of the tangible impact it leaves on a family’s first generation of girls born in the States, I have spent the last year creating art based on interviews with 5 girls that I grew up with. This show is a reflection of home; it is a story of coming of age and straddling two worlds. It plays with folk tales and combines the visual and auditory memories we have of when we think of home. With the help of the 2016 School of Art Interdisciplinary Award, this show will give Indian women who may feel like they do not have a culture a space to be understood, as well as the non-Indian viewers a place to see a world they may not have had access to before.