Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Dr Durham,
This World of Dew Pop-Up Exhibition and Reception with Chandan Gomes
6–7pm, Painting Studio
Join visiting artist Chandan Gomes for a pop-up exhibition of work from an artist book,This World of Dew, he made in collaboration with Aini Hasina Bano. The project is a soliloquy on loss and remembrance—a young child’s yearning for the mountains and a photographer’s search for that child, whose nameless drawing book he found abandoned in a hospice in Jaipur, India. Enjoy appetizers from Sitar Palace.
Artist Talk, “Working From Memory”
7–8:15pm, von der Heyden Studio Theater
In this world We walk on the roof of hell Gazing at flowers —Kobayashi Issa
Chandan Gomes shares insights into his process and recent work. In his words: “The photographs that emerge as a response to the above haiku are not a part of any specific work or project that I have undertaken, but of life itself. My practice originates in the tradition of documentary photography and is best represented by the hand-made or the artist book. I do not work on projects in a focused way, but photograph whatever gets my curiosity or leads me to questions that I wish to engage with. These photographs represent the last five years of my life, in which I have dealt with themes of violence, mental illness, my mother’s tryst with memory loss, and my grandmother’s struggle with dementia, amongst other things.”