Hyphenated Lives, 2015

Installation view, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Hyphenated Lives
2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper,
black boards, wooden vitrines, unfired clay, postcards.

Hyphenated Lives, the suite of works from which the exhibition derives its title, envision fantastical mutations within the natural world. Reena Kallat invents new hybridized species of birds and animals, trees and flowers, which are otherwise fore-grounded as national symbols and proclaimed by nations as their own. In her works these get combined, symbolically unifying the nations they represent, as if we were taking a peek into an elapsed moment of unison in the past or from an imagined future when indeed they may re-unite.

Hyphenated lives (The Rio Grande River) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle – edge handmade paper
39.5 x 26.5 in. l 100 x 63 cm.

archival prints on paper l 8 x 11 in. I 21 x 29 cm. l page 1 of 2
archival prints on paper l 8 x 11 in. I 21 x 29 cm. l page 2 of 2

Hyphenated lives (Crested cara-gle) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
21 x 29 in. l 53 x 74 cm.

Hyphenated lives (Ti-khor) – 2015
charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
22 x 27 in. l 56 x 69 cm.

Hyphenated lives (Sham-rose) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle – edge handmade paper
39.5 x 26.5 in. l 100 x 63 cm.

Hyphenated lives (Rob-wing) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper
30 x 30 in. l 76 x 76 cm.

wooden vitrine, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper, unfired clay

Hyphenated lives (Ganges – Brahmaputra – Meghna) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper
22 x 30 in. l 56 x 76 cm.

archival prints on paper l 8 x 11 in. I 21 x 29 cm.
Installation view, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Hyphenated lives (De-on) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper
35 x 45 in.I 89 x 114 cm.

detail : wooden vitrine, unfired clay, postcards
detail : wooden vitrine, postcards

Hyphenated lives (Eag-on) – 2015
Painted Blackboard
36 x 24 in. l 91 x 61 cm.

Hyphenated lives (Cob-ger) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle – edge handmade paper
39.5 x 26.5 in. l 100 x 63 cm.

Hyphenated lives (Oak-palm) – 2015
charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
22 x 30 in. l 56 x 76 cm.

Hyphenated lives (The Jordan River Basin) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle – edge handmade paper
39.5 x 26.5 in l 100 x 63 cm.

archival prints on paper l 8 x 11 in. I 21 x 29 cm.
detail : wooden vitrine, unfired clay, postcards

Hyphenated lives (Cob- ger) – 2014
charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
39.5 x 26.5 in. l 100 x 63 cm.

Hyphenated lives (Saker-Swallow) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper
33 x 42 in. l 87 x 107 cm.

Hyphenated lives (Sun-poe) – 2015
Painted Blackboard
36 x 36 in. l 91 x 91 cm.

Hyphenated lives (Poppy-Lily of the Valley) – 2015
charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
29 x 21 in. l 74 x 53 cm.

detail: wooden vitrine, archival prints on paper

Hyphenated lives (Mar-olf) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper
35 x 45 in. l 89 x 114 cm.

detail : wooden vitrine, unfired clay

Hyphenated lives (Crested Cara-gle) – 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper
47.5 x 31.5 in. l 121 x 80 cm.