ORIGIN - Sri Prabha
March 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018
March 16, 6-9pm
Slipping between resin pours, meditative states, and explorations into the cosmos through everyday objects, Sri Prabha challenges our sense of gravity and simultaneously asks us to find our center. His coalescing galaxies are fluid yet contained within their solid resin forms. Poetically, “Anthropocene 1” renders a discarded sneaker as an animalistic object with gritty toenails poking out from the geometric treaded sole. The object is captured from above as though it is a specimen of another species, a disruption in the natural order. Curated by Laura Marsh, discrete objects and poetic photographs complement the immersive. Prabha will install an encompassing meditative environment for “Nightlands 3,” an oscillating video that explores our connection to the oceans and our dependency on the water cycle.
Prabha is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Hyderabad, India. He holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in San Francisco, CA and a B.A. in Studio Arts from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA. Recent shows include the Historic South Florida Survey Show 100+Degrees in the Shade and an expansive solo installation at Young at Art Museum. Prabha won a 2016 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship. He is an alumnus of Hambidge Center Creative Residency Program in Georgia and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residence Program in Wyoming. His works are in private collections in Chicago, Ft Lauderdale, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, and Copenhagen.
Photo credit: Sri Prabha, Skullscape 1, 2015, Archival pigment print, Edition of 5, Dimensions Variable