Photos by G. Art by Subodh Gupta.
Indian artist Subodh Gupta’s latest exhibition “A Glass of Water” is now on display at Hauser and Wirth in New York. The mixed media presentation explores the concept of measurement in relation to food and hunger. There are many large scale sculptures featured in “A Glass of Water,” that will have you thinking about the notion of luxury versus depletion long after you leave the exhibit.
In this work entitled “Atta,” it appears that a mound of dough is about to be molded and baked. Upon further inspection, you’ll see that the dough is inedible. Though it is surrounded by real flour, it’s actually bronze simulacrum. Once again – the concept of abundance versus starvation as well as luxury versus depletion come into play.
I was fortunate enough to meet Subdoh Gupta and he posed for the below photo with me. Thanks again Subdoh!
“A Glass of Water” by Subodh Gupta is showing at Hauser and Wirth until June 18, 2011. Hauser and Wirth is located at 32 East 69th Street in New York. Don’t miss it!