A virtual display of our spaces fragmented by geometry and reinforced by our perception – Navigating geometries by TARQ promises to be quite engaging.
The show ‘Navigating Geometries held virtually by the TARQ gallery from the 14th of May onwards, is apt to our current reality as we face the lack of any structure within our lives and observe an emergence of shapes within our surroundings. What we imagine as home has become abstracted because we have observed enough of our spaces to reflect them in our minds in a geometric language. The same is seen here as the artists abstract their thoughts and their immediate reflections to create an echo of the space through structured inversions.
‘It is in this reality, that we cannot help but think of the role of architecture in all our lives. As we grapple to understand what a socially distant world will mean, we reflect on the once transient histories that echo in our stories.’ The stories and histories of the individual artist remain translucent – allowing the viewer to navigate the works while reflecting on their own emotions. The idea of home and the familiar is fragmented and yet stitched together through the work of Boshudhara Mukherjee.
As she weaves her memories of her childhood home through the staircases and the structural fabric of the canvas, her narrative seems to disparately connect with the psyche and create a variety of ‘pockets’ for us to untangle visually.
The view of the floating landscape below from a plane is an easy escape into the familiar but unknown; is easily depicted by Saju Kunhan. In a way, it lets us remove ourselves from the current situation and sit above the clouds to watch the world below. As we see the cloud shadows obscure the expanded city/landscape, the idea of the fragmented images comes rushing back. Much as it is an escape, it is obscured in detail and selectively so.
The construction and deconstruction of concept, ideas and visuals occurs both on an immediate and a deep philosophical level. The exhibit is subtly put and beautiful to traverse as we sluggishly move out of our comfort zones to embrace the new normal. Our surroundings are our only refuge at the moment – making the exhibit and interesting way of addressing all that we are essentially used to, and all that we are yet to get used to.