August 1st, 2012
(Priyanka Dasgupta, Dreams of In-convenience (detail), 2011, acrylic and wire)
Transparent Studio at Bose Pacia is pleased to announce the current artist-in-residence, Priyanka Dasgupta. Dasgupta will create a life-size, mechanical shadow puppet inspired by her grandmother, which clutches objects to maintain control over her physical environment and manage the frustration of fading memories. Grappling with the duality of material dependence and ephemeral life, Dasgupta explores the resulting conflict in her new work and through collaborations with interdisciplinary artists. During her residency, she will continue investigating the connections between digital video and sculptural installation.
Events: 1st Thursday events are held 6-9pm
- Thursday, August 2: A sharing of work in progress and opportunities for collaboration.
- Thursday, September 6: An exhibition of work in progress and panel discussion focused on interdisciplinary collaborations.
- Thursday, October 4: An interdisciplinary installation and literary event in collaboration with Billy & CO
- All day, Friday-Sunday, September 28-30, DUMBO Arts Festival: Events at the gallery will include live performance and the completed shadow puppet installation by Priyanka Dasgupta
Born in Kolkata, India in 1979, Priyanka Dasgupta has a MA in Studio Art from NYU/ICP (2003) and a BA in Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (2000). She has participated in the Aljira Emerge with Creative Capital (2007) and AIM Program (2005). Dasgupta is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award (2004). Her video installations have been exhibited extensively in the US, Europe and Asia including The International Center of Photography, Wagner Gallery, Galleria di Piazza San Marco, Shrine Empire, and Seoul Art Space . Dasgupta’s work belongs to several prominent collections. She lives and works in New York, NY.
About Transparent Studio at Bose Pacia, NY:
Launched in January 2012, Transparent Studio is an artist residency program founded by Bose Pacia. Emerging and mid career artists are chosen for the studio program through a submissions process based on project proposal and artistic merit. Residents are provided with a studio in the main gallery space for a 1-3 month period. By turning the transitional gallery space into temporary artist studios on the street-level in an active arts neighborhood, we are hoping to allow for an atmosphere of engagement and conversation around the creative process. During the residency, the public is invited to interact with the artist throughout their creative process allowing exchange and collaborative relationships.
Gallery hours are by appointment only.
For more information please contact:
Bose Pacia (bosepacia.com)
163 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
Phone: 212 989 7074