1) Falling 4; 2) Sustenance 104 (Spring – Cardinal); 3) Sustenance 87 (Bluejay) by Neeta Madahar

The central theme of Madahar's work is the idea of home and a range of related ideas concerning migration and settlement that she finds are paralleled or acted out in the natural world.


Details

Medium:
1) Light jet print; 2-3) Iris print on velvet paper
Dimensions:
1) 118.75 x 88.9 cm; 2-3) 88.9 x 59.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,245 ( Total: £4,980)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Purdy Hicks Gallery

Each of these works are part of a series. The image in Falling shows sycamore seeds falling towards the viewer, seemingly without a place of origin or a destination. The idea relates to a dream-like meditation on the nature of memory and the passing of time. The Sustenance series was made while the artist was staying in the US and is rooted in the artist’s identification with the visiting birds. As a visitor to America and a British citizen of second generation Indian descent, Madahar feels a close sense of identification with these migrant creatures.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Gallery Oldham Greaves Street, Cultural Quarter, Greaves St, OLDHAM Greater Manchester OL1 1AL 01617 704 653 www.galleryoldham.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

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