Sarindar Dhaliwal: The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies> May 30
Join TYPE Books and Rodman Hall Centre to celebrate the launch of Sarindar Dhaliwal: The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30pm at TYPE Books.
Sarindar Dhaliwal was born in Punjab, India, and raised in London, England, before moving to Canada at the age of fifteen. Working in sculpture, installation, video, photography, and painting, she weaves compelling narratives that explore issues of culture, migration, and identity. Rooted in childhood memories, dreams, and her remarkable observation of her environment, Dhaliwal’s work expresses the significance of place and the dissonance of the immigrant experience. Drawing out themes that appear throughout her practice, The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies brings together monumental works from Dhaliwal’s oeuvre of the last twenty years to contextualize her recent work addressing the legacy of the Partition of India. Through lush, visually stunning works and poetic language she finds reparation for the past, responding to colonial histories with a critical approach that maintains reverence for wonder and imagination so that, as Dhaliwal describes, she may return beauty to the world.
Texts by Marcie Bronson, Richard Fung, Anne Koval, Linda Jansma, Deborah Root, Laura Schneider, MJ Thompson.
Published by Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University, The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Sarindar Dhaliwal is a Toronto-based artist. She received her BFA with a concentration in sculpture from University College Falmouth, UK, and her MFA from York University. She is currently enrolled in the Cultural Studies PhD program at Queen’s University. Dhaliwal was the 2012 recipient of the Canada Council International Residency at Artspace in Sydney, Australia. She has exhibited widely in Canada since the 1980s. Recent solo exhibitions include Narratives from the Beyond at the Surrey Art Gallery (2013); the cartographer’s mistake: Southall and other places, A Space Gallery, Toronto (2013); the cartographer’s mistake: hockey fields and marigold maps, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Waterloo (2012); and Galerie D’Este, Montreal (2010). In 2011 she participated in exhibitions in Stony Plain, Alberta; Victoria and Abbotsford, British Columbia; and at the Vadehra Art Gallery in Delhi, India. From 2004 through 2006, Record Keeping, a touring survey exhibition co-curated by Sunil Gupta (London/Delhi) and Jan Allen of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, Ontario, travelled to six venues in England, Wales, and Canada.
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Wednesday, May 30, 6:30pm