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May 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 24 – June 11, 2022
Reception: Friday, May 27, 5-7PM
Strata Gallery presents a solo exhibition, asymptote by artist Binod Shrestha, currently based in Denton, Texas. The show opens on May 24, with a special reception on May 27 from 5-7 pm.
Straddled between two cultures, Binod Shrestha’s research centers on our propensity for and contemplation on violence and the effects of violence in relation to notions of home, displacement, and identity. Shrestha’s work investigates body politics, displacement, and the transient nature of memory from a personal, ritualistic, and diasporic context.
Shrestha states, “In my visual works, the stories are not a literal retelling…I consider my role as an artist to bear witness to stories and, through my work, ask the audience to bear witness to the violence. A contemplation on the content of these stories is what I convey in my visual work through the mediums of objects, drawing, performance, video, and installation art.”
Binod Shrestha received his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia and Bangalore University, in India. Shrestha’s work has been recognized and funded by grants from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Museum, Minneapolis, MN, and the Art Matters Foundation. Shrestha’s work has been exhibited in the Minneapolis Art Museum, MN, Beijing Biennale, China, and venues across the US, Nepal, and India. This is his first solo show in New Mexico.
Strata Gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday–Saturday. For more information about Strata Gallery, the current exhibit, and the future schedule of events, please visit the Strata Gallery website and Instagram.