Current Exhibition

Art entitled Worlds Apart; red calligraphy on blue background

Sneha Shrestha, Worlds Apart (left), 2023, acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30”. Courtesy of the artist.

Sneha Shrestha: Ritual and Devotion

Ritual and Devotion is the artist’s first major solo exhibition that explores the concepts of ritual and devotion beyond the sacred to include the secular. Here, through her immigration journey, Shrestha reflects on what devotion means to her with respect to family, culture, heritage, ancestry, and self, and how acts, such as filling out immigration forms to the actual process of creating her art, can become ritualized. The exhibition features works, including two site-specific ones, that capture the intermingling of the sacred and the secular, and how her immigration journey, its sacrifices, invocations of nostalgia, evolution of identities, and creation of new opportunities, continues to shape the artist’s interpretations of ritual and devotion.

Events

Feb. 1, Booth Media Lab, 4:30 p.m. - Talk between the artist, Sneha Shrestha, and guest curator, Rachel Parikh. Opening Discussion, Booth Media Lab (1st floor of the Prior)

Feb. 1, Cantor Art Gallery 5:30 p.m. - Opening Reception

Feb. 29, Online, 12:00 p.m. - "Imagining Ritual and Devotion: Artist Sneha Shresta in Conversation with Rachel Parikh" - Register via Zoom