What: Contemporary furniture shop Red, Blue and Yellow is showcasing the works by Kaamna Patel, an avid traveller and photographer. Though Patel is originally from Mumbai, she is currently based in Paris. The exhibition, titled Limbo, displays landscapes and urban landscapes from remote places across India and Europe.
An image from Postlude
The event will also showcase Patel’s latest project, titled Apparitions, in the form of a limited edition, self-published book. Apparitions was completed this year and is a portrait of home as experienced over time, virtually (over Skype) as well as remotely. The project questions the role of modern technology in human interaction. The images featured in this exhibition are often pixelated, creating abstractions of colour and form.
An image from Prelude
How: The images in the exhibition are divided into two sections: Preludes and Uncharted; Preludes is further sub-divided into the Prelude, Interlude and Postlude series. While the prints for the Preludes are made in three sizes and presented on matte photographic paper, the Uncharted series showcases abstract spaces that are deserted and surreal.
An image from Apparitions
Rather than delving on the geographical location, Patel allows viewers to form a relationship with the space within the image and relate to it based on their experiences. The images are made using a Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) camera on 6x6 film and printed on matte Inkjet paper. Patel elaborates, “The title ‘Limbo’ refers to an in-between state, represented by these anonymous spaces and non-spaces. Apparitions, the book that will be launching then, is about being caught in between two places.”
Self-portrait by Kaamna Patel
Where: Patel, who also works as a fashion photographer, got her first semi-pro camera at 18, and has been clicking photos since then. She studied English Literature at Mumbai’s St Xavier’s College, did short courses in photography and assisted photographer Farrokh Chothia. She moved to Paris to study photography after earning a scholarship from Parsons Paris. Her work has been showcased previously at Espace Barrell, Paris; Galerie Eof, Paris; Paris College of Art, Parsons Paris, and at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
Till: November 5, 11 am to 7.30 pm
At: Red, Blue and Yellow Contemporary Furniture, Laxmi Woollen Estate, Shakti Mill Lane, Mahalaxmi.