Enter a world of bold, bright, colourful soft sculptures at The Art House this March

The Art House invites you to enter a world of bold, bright, colourful soft sculptures as they take over the gallery this March!

Artist Saroj Patel draws on ritualistic and cultural traditions to create sculptures that celebrate community, Indian culture and her personal upbringing. For her first major solo exhibition, Interwoven, Patel’s colourful textile installations will create an empowered space that allows the artist to connect her identity with the joys and challenges of growing up as a second-generation British Indian woman.

Visitors can expect a heart-warming feast for the eyes, with a flurry of colour and textures, hanging, bulging and bursting throughout The Art House gallery. Her stunning works are created with a range of materials rooted in Indian traditions. Working intuitively, Patel creates organic shapes using Sari fabric, bells, glass beads, old clothes, steel, and ceramic beans.

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The Art House is committed to supporting and promoting the practices of artists who have not yet exhibited a major solo exhibition in the UK. Growing up in the north of England surrounded by a large Indian community has inspired Patel to investigate the aesthetic and ritualistic allure of traditional Indian ceremonies. Her debut solo project presents monumental hanging sculptures suspended from the ceiling that present stories that expand on ritualistic practices, myths, Indian astrology, migration, race, identity and gender.

Interwoven at The Art HouseInterwoven at The Art House
Interwoven at The Art House

Interwoven is a free exhibition. The project also offers viewers the opportunity to see brand-new work co-created by Patel in collaboration with local Wakefield residents and members of The Art House’s Studio of Sanctuary. An awardee of the Haribo Togetherness Grant, Patel facilitated integrated family workshops offering the chance to explore what togetherness means, whilst learning about each other’s cultures and traditions.

Saroj Patel: Interwoven - 23 March-25 April 2024, Gallery.See the-arthouse.org.uk for more details.

Sure to brighten up any grey day, you don’t want to miss this striking and joyous exhibition at The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 1TE. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 09.30-16.00. Free entry! For more details visit the-arthouse.org.uk

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