18 Wooster Street
An exhibition of figurative sculpture by Ravinder Reddy, one of India’s most celebrated contemporary artists, opened at Deitch Projects’ 18 Wooster Street gallery on Saturday, September 8, 2001. The exhibition was first presented by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, where it was on view from June 7 – September 2, 2001.
Ravinder Reddy fuses the Hindu sculptural tradition with a contemporary pop sensibility. He mixes a reverence for traditional Indian sculptural forms with an appreciation of Andy Warhol’s portraits. In addition to creating a dialogue between traditional Hindu art and contemporary pop, Reddy was also reflecting the way young Indian woman are recreating the feminine image to merge a reverence for tradition with an embrace of the contemporary world.
Reddy's monumental figurative works were like nothing else in contemporary art. They were modeled with remarkable skill and painted with dazzling colors. The elaborate hairstyles were adorned with hundreds of delicately sculpted flowers. Many of his large figures were gilded, giving them the effect of religious icons.
Ravinder Reddy’s work was first presented to the American audience in the 1996 exhibition, Traditions/Tensions Contemporary Art in Asia, at the Asia Society. His work was featured in the 2000 Lyon Biennial and the 2000 Asia Pacific Triennale. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Baroda and Goldsmith’s College, London. He is a Professor of Fine Arts at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
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