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Artist Talk: Ashwini Bhat
April 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Please join Northern Clay Center in welcoming Ashwini Bhat as part of the NCC community from April through June. She will present an artist talk via Zoom on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 6 pm CT. This presentation is free to the public but early registration is appreciated.
Exploring the deep relationship between the human and non-human, between the constructed and the inherited, Ashwini Bhat (Petaluma, CA) creates sculptures inviting viewers to interact with the revealed and the hidden. Trained in wheel-throwing methods, Bhat transitioned to hand-building in order to expand and better articulate her passion for form. She often introduces radical but somehow familiar shapes that suggest the complex interplay between landscape and body. Bhat’s work addresses concerns that are decidedly international. She notes, “If I speak several languages, if I can call on my background in literature and dance, perhaps I can apply my distinctive experience to my work in order to cross some of the borders that keep empathy, feeling, and even beauty bound.” Bhat studied with American expatriate Ray Meeker at Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry, India. Prior to her career as a visual artist, she studied and performed Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam, and traveled extensively with the Padmini Chettur Dance Company. She received her MA in Literature & Translation Studies from Bangalore University.
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