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Avantika Bawa’s yesterday. Yellow

By Lisa Radon March 12, 2010

yesterday. Yellow. Avantika Bawa

Opening tonight with a reception from 6-9 PM is a new installation, yesterday. Yellow, by current Milepost 5 (900 NE 81st) artist-in-residence Avantika Bawa (Atlanta/New Dehli). The artist uses "fragmented debris from foreclosed properties, abandoned spaces and close out sales" to "construct a landscape where the commonplace is glorified," reinventing "the mundane, the forgotten, and the foreclosed."

We’ve seen Bawa’s spare, architectural installations in Portland at Tilt Gallery and Project Space and recently as part of the Vantage show at Clark College, dealing with in part, as she puts it, "my relationship to the legacy of Minimalism and its emphasis on reductive form, modularity and literal scale."

And artist and curator, Avantika Bawa is based in Atlanta, Georgia and New Delhi, India. She has an MFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1998) and a BFA in the same from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India (1995) and has shown internationally with solo shows at Saltworks gallery, the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Lalit Kala Academy in New Delhi, India, and in Mumbai at Gallery Maskara this past November.

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