Asia Society Texas Center

Artist Talk: Abhidnya Ghuge

Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019 – Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019

02:00 PM – 03:30 PM


Portrait of the artist. © Mitali Ghuge

In this presentation complementing the exhibition Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas, Asia Society Texas Center welcomes artist Abhidnya Ghuge, who will discuss her works in the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery. Ghuge emphasizes the interconnectedness of each individual in her installations and drawings. Using simple white paper plates as the central material of her massive forms, she prints each plate using hand-carved woodblocks, and then folds and places them in large frameworks of chicken wire. The work of carving blocks, pressing patterns on to the plate, and rendering them as three-dimensional forms is Ghuge's poignant reminder of the dignity of human labor.

The exhibition runs through August 18, 2019, and is open Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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About the Artist

Abhidnya Ghuge is a multidisciplinary artist who hand carves large-scale woodblocks to print on thousands of paper plates to create site-responsive installations. Matters such as the value of relationships, the disposability of life, the dignity of labor, and the power of human gatherings to create change are the focus of these installations. In addition, Ghuge’s drawings are visual representations of relational portraits created using archival ink, watercolors, and gouache. These drawings celebrate patterns and organic forms, allowing for rich sensory and spatial experiences.

Born in Mumbai, India, Ghuge draws inspiration from Indian henna designs, both the microscopic and macroscopic worlds, and the current cultural landscape of America. Ghuge is an Adjunct Instructor at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Tyler. Ghuge has shown her work in solo shows including the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas; Crow Museum of Asian Art, Dallas; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore; Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin; and others. Her work is included in public and private collections in the U.K., U.S.A., and India.


This exhibition is organized by Asia Society Texas Center

This exhibition is organized by Asia Society Texas Center. Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Wells Fargo. Major support comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Nancy C. Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., The Franci Neely Foundation, Olive Jenney, Nanako and Dale Tingleaf, and Ann Wales. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle.

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