LEO (procedures in search of an original index)
Sreshta Rit Premnath
Opens: Friday October 22nd, 2010
On View: 23rd October to 4th December
Sreshta Premnath´s show LEO (procedures in search of an original index) continues his exploration of specific representations of power that have been repeatedly used historically and cross-culturally. He uses videos, photographs and paintings to propose that the repetition of a symbol opens the contradictory possibilities of fortifying the symbol´s power and of exhausting and devaluing the representational potential of that same symbol. The artist points out:”The lion is especially useful as a specimen for this investigation as a creature that has historically symbolized power and through whose subjugation (through hunting, taming and training) people have articulated their own positions of power.”
The artist received his MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of Fine Art at Bard College and his BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art. He was a 2008 studio fellow at The Whitney Independent Study Program and attended Skowhegan in 2009.His work has been shown at Rotunda Gallery, Art in General, Friedman Benda, Bose Pacia and Thomas Erben Gallery in New York City, Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris and in Art Statements at Art|41|Basel. Often using strategies of negation, erasure, fracture and displacement, his work explores how otherness is constituted through complex matrices of knowledge, power, subjugation and mediation.
GALLERYSKE invites you to the opening of LEO (procedures in search of an original index) on Friday, 22nd October 2010 at 7 p.m. Please find the invite attached and visit our website www.galleryske.com to view the artist’s previous body of work.
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