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Priya Nadkarni

Priya Nadkarni "Ikat Chair"
"Ikat Chair"

Springfield, MA

"Ikat Chair"

Website: www.priyanadkarni.com

Artist's Statement

The Ikat Chair uses patterns found in the ikat textile, a process of resist dyeing similar to tie-dye or batik. The ikat patterns are traditionally and most notably from regions in India and Asia, however this pattern is produced all over the world in places like Asia, Africa and Latin America. Like many patterns that are labeled as “non-western”, they have a rich history that spans many continents, time periods, and re-interpretations. They reflect the globalized culture that had always existed long before the inventions of modern day technology or the term “globalization” was coined.

Priya Nadkarni has shown her work in both solo and group exhibitions at spaces such as the Kimmel Center Galleries at NYU, Jersey City Museum, Cuchifritos Gallery NYC, Zimmerli Art Museum, Concordia College, and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is a recipient of the international Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and was a 2013 artist-in-residence at the Blue Mountain Center. Priya is originally from New Jersey and currently lives in Springfield, MA. She received her MFA from University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was awarded a graduate school fellowship in her final year, and holds a BFA from Rutgers University.

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40 local artists and designers creatively paint, decorate, cut, drill, and embellish 40 chairs. The exhibition culminates in a fundraising party and silent auction of the chairs on February 28, 2016. Exhibition runs January 27 – February 28, 2016

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Join us as we close this exhibition with a silent auction of these amazing works of art.

Sunday, February 28, 2016
5–7:30 p.m.

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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The evening includes sumptuous edible creations by award-winning UMass Catering Services, music by UMass’ finest musicians, and a beer and wine cash bar.

Did you find the chair of your dreams?
Be sure to attend and do some bidding!

Proceeds from this event will support the University Museum of Contemporary Art, an important educational resource for our community