OF NO FIXED ADDRESS
February 27-April 5,2019
Wednesday- Saturday 11am-3pm
Gallery opening reception- Saturday, March 9, 5-7pm
FROM MUMBAI TO BOSTON VIA HONG KONG AND PARIS, SIDDHARTH CHOUDHARY IS OF NO FIXED ADDRESS
ArtSpace Maynard is pleased to present Of No Fixed Address, a solo exhibition of digital drawings by Siddharth Choudhary. The artist has rendered iPad and computer drawings as large format inkjet prints on canvas as well as videos. Fourteen pieces of 60x40 in canvases and two LED screens with animated drawings will be on view at ArtSpace Gallery from February 27 to April 5, 2019. The opening reception will be held on March 9 from 5-7pm at ArtSpace gallery located at 63 Summer St, Maynard, MA 01754.
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Siddharth Choudhary has led a nomadic life over the past decade. He lived in Mumbai, Paris and Hong Kong before arriving at his final port of call in New England in 2017. In the exhibition Of No Fixed Address, Choudhary straddles these vastly different worlds to connect people and places across national, cultural, social and ethnic borders. He has combined colloquial expressions of his native Mithila in north east India with digital technology, humor, theatrics, phantasm and memories of his travels to create a non-hierarchical cross-cultural interactivity.
Choudhary is interested in new technologies and its ability to expand the possibility of mark making in the 21st century. The prints and videos presented in Of No Fixed Address are created on a digital canvas of backlit LED screens using a stylus. Choudhary begins the drawing on iPad and continues coloring it in Photoshop on a desktop computer attached to a graphic tablet. He utilizes the stylus as a digital pastel “brush” to create linear graphic marks as well as painterly effects. After a reiterative process of making several test prints, he makes the final print on a large format inkjet printer installed in his studio. As a result, these pigmented canvas prints look like paintings. The works presented in Of No Fixed Address are as much drawings as they are paintings, prints and video.
Choudhary was born and raised in India. He received an MVA in Studio Arts and extended media from Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2015. Choudhary recently held a solo exhibition at Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston. He has exhibited his works in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, New Delhi and Mumbai. Choudhary was a resident at Vermont Studio Centre, he received the Presidential Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Centre, Hong Kong's Pure Art Foundation grant for the visual arts and Art Oxygen’s grant for public arts in Mumbai, India. He was the 1st runner up at 2014 Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize. Choudhary’s works are held in private collections in the United States, Hong Kong and in India. He lives and works in North Andover, MA.
ArtSpace-Maynard is a nonprofit community art center located at 63 Summer Street in the former 55,000 square foot Fowler Middle School in Maynard MA. In January 2001 ArtSpace Inc. leased the building from the Maynard School Department and transformed it into one of the largest and most vital art centers in New England. ArtSpace operates this large, outstanding exhibition space in the former school library at ArtSpace-Maynard. The ArtSpace Gallery is one of the premier, mid-sized, nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, presenting new and important contemporary art.
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