A.I.R. Gallery | 111 Front Street
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1, 6-9pm
Floor Drawing Performance: Wednesday, May 15, 4-6pm
Brooklyn, NY - April 2014
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of Fellow- ship artist Jayanthi Moorthy, Assumptions, which will be on view in the Fellowship Gallery from May 1 - 25, 2014.
Assumptions presents an installation that provides multiple perspectives for self reflection. It's a collection of works from 2011-2014 that includes a site-specific floor drawing, projected animation, video, digital photographs and paintings. The floor art is created using materials such as rice flour, sand, and spices, and the paintings using acrylics and mixed media.
Ms. Moorthy’s works invites dialog between religion, culture, and the self. Moorthy draws inspiration from Indian culture and its age-old religious and community practices. She uses ephemeral materials in her art; their impermanence reflects the transitory nature of material existence — a core Indian belief.
An assumption is a thing that is accepted as true without proof. The artist notes on the series “We are constantly making assump- tions about others or ourselves that constrains our mental process. Every now and then, we need to detach ourselves from these assumptions to let new thoughts flow in and feel the change in ourselves and in our perceptions of all that surrounds us”.
Jayanthi Moorthy was born (1977) and raised in India, migrated to the US in 2004 and lives in NYC. She has had solo exhibitions at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, NY; Kirkland Gallery, NYC; Sanskriti Pratishtan, India and Lalitha Kala Academy, India. Group shows include Queens College Art Center, GE Cultural Art Center, Erasing Borders: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art (a traveling exhibit in the US in 2012); Grady Alexis Gallery and The Bogart Salon. She is currently a fellow at the A.I.R Gallery and won an award for the Best in Show from Leeway Foundation at the F&N Gallery in Philadelphia. Moorthy has worked in digital animation and design for more than ten years. Her most recent commission was with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in NYC to create animated projections for their show 'Whirlwind' (2013). She has a Masters degree in Business Administration, has studied at the Arts Students League and did an artist residency at Sanskriti Pratishthan, India.
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