Neha Vedpathak, Indian, born 1982. Loop 2, 2021. Plucked Japanese handmade paper, acrylic paint, thread, acrylic polymer. 36 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist

Time (Constant, Suspended, Collapsed): Neha Vedpathak

October 9, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Graphics Gallery

In 2009, Neha Vedpathak invented her signature plucking technique, where she separates the fibers of Japanese hand-made paper using a pushpin. The end result is a lace-like paper that she paints, sews, and collages. This exhibition explores the concept of time and the significance of slow, labor-intensive processes (like her technique) in the age of mass media and digital technology. It also challenges perceptions of time and space in relation to the events of 2020, where the past, present and the future seemed to collapse onto one another.

Graphics Gallery is sponsored by the Founders Society

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From the Exhibition

  • Neha Vedpathak With Work

  • Neha Vedpathak, Indian, born 1982. Parallel Worlds 1, 2021. Plucked Japanese handmade paper, acrylic paint, thread, acrylic polymer. 22 x 17 in. Courtesy of the artist

  • Neha Vedpathak, Indian, born 1982. Body, 2021. Plucked Japanese handmade paper, acrylic paint, thread, acrylic polymer, 13 1/2 x 12 in. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Neha Vedpathak, Indian, born 1982. Loop 3, 2021. Plucked Japanese handmade, paper, acrylic paint, thread, acrylic polymer. 33 x 35 in. Courtesy of the artist

  • Neha Vedpathak. After Time, 2021. Plucked Japanese handmade paper, thread, acrylic paint. 36 x 29.5 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.