Suchitra Mattai | Breathing Room

Oct 26th - Jan 29th


K Contemporary Art

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Using materials often associated with the domestic sphere, such as embroidery, weaving, and fiber elements, Suchitra Mattai creates large-scale installations, sculptures and two-dimensional artworks that navigate her family heritage while also unraveling historical narratives. She reclaims vintage and found materials, such as hand-made saris and other historically rich objects as a way of making sense of the world around her and the multiple cultures she inhabits as an Indo-Caribbean American. By recalling both her own family’s ocean migrations and research on the period of colonial indentured labor during the 19th century, the artist re-writes this colonial history and contributes to contemporary dialogue by giving voice to people whose voices were once quieted and making visible the struggles and perseverance of those who lived through it. **Masks required in gallery.** Image Credit: Hold Still, Suchitra Mattai, 2020


K Contemporary Art
1412 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202

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