2016 Emerging Artist of the Year: Sarika Goulatia
Dressed with D.R.E.S.S.
Inviting, intrusive, elusive. Balancing the interplay between ephemeral and permanent, maximum and minimum, delicate and robust, alluring and aggressive. Setting the stage.
Three-dimensional drawings, rendered through different materials, mediums, processes and approaches are central to my work and result in engagements with sight and touch.
The configuration, spatial orientation and application of modified everyday objects activates the senses, emotions, and ideas to tell a story. The narratives within my work stem from personal experiences, broader ongoing social conflicts and the fragility of life.
The catalyst for Dressed with D.R.E.S.S. was my diagnosis of Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms. It is a response to my personal, physical, social, and emotional journey through a life-threatening allergic response to a prescribed medication, exploring physical discomfort through disruptive installations that engage the viewers on a visceral level.
- Sarika Goulatia
About the Artist:
Sarika Goulatia’s extensive practice predominantly in sculpture and installation touches on the frailty of human experience. Exploring all mediums, techniques and genres Goulatia transforms the ordinary objects into compelling works of art. Her works range from sculpted ceramics to cast bronzes and aluminum to extensively drilled/ nailed wood to assemblages using found objects. Goulatia’s recent works are metaphorical drawings that are suspended in time and space. Her practice, though diverse in theme, material, process and approach, is conceptually and visually unified, reflecting a particular idea.
She has exhibited at The Mattress Factory Museum, The Pittsburgh Center of Arts, The Westmoreland Museum of Art, Space Gallery, 709 Penn Galley, The Carrie Furnace, The Miller Gallery etc.
Opening reception: Friday, August 19, 2016 5:30-9pm