Ajay Kurian

POLYPHEMUS

Sep 22nd — Nov 24th, 2020
Goucher College, Silber Art Gallery, Baltimore

Polyphemus Ajay

Courtesy the artist; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf

Location

Goucher College, Silber Art Gallery, Baltimore

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Ajay Kurian is a Baltimore-born, New York-based, conceptual artist working in sculpture, painting, and installation. His invitation to Goucher as the Nancy G. Unobskey ’60 Visiting Artist in Modern and Contemporary Art occasioned his solo exhibition of new work envisioned for and presented in the college’s Silber Gallery.

Kurian’s exhibition, installed to resemble a clandestine beer hall meeting, depicts cycloptic figures that possess power and status, populating a table in an ambiguous, social grouping. Atop easy postures and snappy outfits, their heads are each made up of a watchful, rotating eye and an illuminated smile. Above, a disembodied set of mechanized eyes monitors the scene, part security camera, part dystopian nightmare. Within this space all are observed, and all are observing. There is a symbiotic relationship between the platform and participants in which those who have gotten through the gates become gatekeepers—this club polices itself.

Opening day walk-through streamed live on the gallery instagram

Tuesday, September 22 to 7:30pm

More dates through November 24, 2020


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Contact

For further information please contact Julia Köhler via e-mail or call +492113014360.

  • Monday—Friday
    10.00 am—6.30 pm
  • Saturday
    12.00 am—2.30 pm
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