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Artists on Art: Sandeep Mukherjee

Friday, October 24, 2014
7:15 PM–8:00 PM

Admission to the museum’s galleries is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the talk are free, but limited in availability and given away on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:45pm. Limit two tickets per person.
In conversation with Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India exhibition curator Beth Citron, contemporary artists engage in informal dialogues about Francesco Clemente’s work and their own on select Friday nights at 6:15 p.m.
Presented as part of Asian Contemporary Art Week

About the Artist

Working in painting, drawing and installation, Sandeep Mukherjee positions his work in abstraction that is both phenomenological and ontological – where aesthetics informs experience and art researches its own specific conditions. Improvisational and process based, Mukherjee’s work investigates materiality and the body as a means to speculate on experience and conceptual determination. The work asserts pleasure and embodied criticality in order to inhabit an expanded field of structural logic and subjectivity. Following multiple paths through figuration, the performing body, architecture as site and trace as abstraction, the work continues to explore the tension between process, image, affect and meaning.
Mukherjee received an MFA from UCLA, and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Born in Pune, India, he lives and works in Los Angeles and is a Professor of Art at Pomona College. His works are in numerous public collections, including those of MOCA, Los Angeles; MOMA, New York; LACMA; UCLA Hammer Museum. Mukherjee has had solo shows at Brennan and Griffin (New York), Project 88 (Mumbai), Sister and Cottage Home (Los Angeles), at the Margo Leavin Gallery (Los Angeles) and the Pomona College Museum of Art (Claremont) among others.
Image: Untitled (Encroach 2), 2012 Acrylic ink on duralene 60 x 60 in