Anjuli Rathod + Vanessa Brown
Exhibition : from October 5 to November 11, 2017
Opening : Thursday, October 5 2017, 5h30 to 8h30 pm
Anjuli Rathod lives and works in Queens, New York. She received a BFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and attended the AICAD/New York Studio Residency Program. She is also co-founder of Selena, an artist-run space in Brooklyn. She has participated in residencies at The Millay Colony of the Arts and the Studios at MASS MoCA. Her work has been featured on Slayer Gallery, in Lumina Journal, and Hyperallergic. She recently exhibited at Trestle Gallery. She has upcoming exhibitions at MOUNTAIN, Brooklyn, Knockdown Center, Queens, and Projet Pangée, Montreal, and an upcoming residency at The Shandanken Project.
Vanessa Brown works predominantly in steel, and seeks to parse its associations with industry, weaponry and brutality, with its subtler qualities such as pliability, versatility and slightness. In doing so, she reconsiders historical notions of heroism, pomp, and monument, by bringing them into material conversation with work that is invested in modesty, sincerity and intimacy.
The imagery in her work draws from various sources including landscapes, historical crafts, recurring symbols from her own dreams, as well as the work and biographies of other female artists.
She is based in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish Territories. She graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University in 2013 and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award. She has exhibited in Canada, Germany, the USA, and Mexico.