MARGINS, MATERIAL, AND METAPHOR
Surabhi Ghosh + Olivia Valentine
Surabhi Ghosh resituates the marginalized narratives and visual phenomena that inhabit everyday spaces to the center. Combining the spectacular with the mundane, she transforms materials such as upholstery vinyl and glass beads through repetitive processes of drawing, cutting, and stitching. In doing so, she exposes the contradictions that necessitate constant renegotiation of multiple cultural identities within oneself. Olivia Valentine’s work focuses on the construction of edges and interstitial spaces, stemming from her investigations into the space of the textile edge. She has traced the transition of lace structures from the center of a cloth to its edge and addressed the window as a space of mediation between interior and exterior. Recently refocusing her gaze to the ground, watercolor drawings on cast objects look at patterns in different scales and work in a place between algorithmic thinking and the accidental space of the spill.