Jaishri Abichandani

Dirty Jewels

London13 Oct – 25 Nov 2010
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  • Dirty Jewels, the first solo exhibition by Jaishri Abichandani, features new and recent works in a wide range of media including sculpture, photography, installation and mixed-media painting.

    Abichandani examines the political ramifications of our individual and collective identities through her experiences as a South Asian-American artist. The works’ pertinent political messages are played out through imagery that blends the contemporary and the traditional, often crossing opposing figures found in mass media to present novel interpretations of current events or serving as commentaries on the relationship between the West and South Asia, gender issues, and the nature of authority.

    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Hearts of Darkness (Condoleeza Rice and Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

      2010
      Metal studs, fabric, plastic, Swarovski crystals and acrylic on canvas
      56 cm (22 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      The Lynching of Saddam

      2007
      acrylic paint and cotton thread on canvas
      20.5 cm (8 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Daddy’s Girls: Mary Cheney and Heather Poe

      2010
      acrylic paint, fabric, feathers, Swarovski crystal on canvas
      37 x 42 cm (14 ½ x 16 ½ in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Gunning for Gold (for Rina Banerjee)

      2010
      acrylic paint, fabric, Swarovski crystals on canvas
      20.5 cm (8 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Prisoner of My Womb 1

      2009-2010
      Leather whips, plastic breast, wire, nails, paint and Swarovski crystals
      198 x 224 cm (78 x 84 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Prisoner of My Womb 2

      2010
      Leather whips, plastic breast, wire, nails, paint and Swarovski crystals
      145 x 18 cm (57 x 7 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Silver/Blue Lingam

      2008
      leather whip, dildo, wood, paint, wire, nails, Swarovski crystals
      30 x 46 cm (12 x 18 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Time Is Now (for Chitra Ganesh)

      2010
      acrylic paint, plastic, fabric, Swarovski crystals on canvas
      38 x 38 cm (15 x 15 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Allah hu Akhbar

      2008
      leather whips, wire, Swarovski crystals, nails, paint
      65 x 450 cm (23 1/2 x 177 1/2 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Mother of All Believers: Samira Jassim

      2010
      metal studs, thread, plastic, nails and acrylic on canvas
      nail to nail: 34 x 27 cm (13 ½ x 10 ½ in) nail to noose: 48.5 x 27 cm (19 x 10 ½ in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      The Rape of...

      2007 - 10
      collage on canvas
      20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Kaliyug Now

      2008
      lightbox
      76.2 x 101.6 cm (30 x 40 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      The Return of Devastasia (after Maria Benjamin)

      2010
      acrylic paint, plastic, Swarovski crystals on leather gloves
      17.7 x 26.6 x 8.9 cm (7 x 10 1/2 x 3 1/2 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Duo/Duel (for Sunita Vishwanath and Women for Afghan Women)

      2010
      acrylic paint, plastic, Swarovski crystals on leather gloves
      19 x 28.5 x 9 cm (7 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 3 1/2 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      The Gulabi Gang-star and the politician. Sampat Pal and Mayawati

      2010
      acrylic paint, plastic, fabric, Swarovski crystals on canvas
      52 x 62 cm (20 1/2 x 24 1/2 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      No Way Home (after Subodh Gupta and Georgia O’Keefe)

      2010
      leather whips, paint, wire, jewels
      120 x 248 cm (47 1/2 x 98 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Superstars

      2008
      acrylic paint, plastic, feathers, Swarovski crystals on canvas
      61 x 73.7 cm (24 x 29 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Second Wife (for the love of woman) Mukhtaran Mai and her co-wife

      2010
      plastic, fabric, Swarovski crystals on canvas
      24.1 x 31 cm (9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Ode to Manoj and Babli

      2010
      acrylic paint, plastic, fabric, Swarovski crystals on canvas
      24.1 x 31 cm (9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Fountain of Youth (after Xenith)

      2010
      leather whips, wire, nails, paint, Swarovski crystals
      127 x 232 cm (50 x 91 1/2 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Paradise was a Black Widow (Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova and her husband)

      2010
      acrylic paint on canvas, found plastic frame
      31 x 25 cm (12 1/8 x 9 7/8 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      But her fly?

      2008
      acrylic paint, thread, plastic, feathers, Swarovski crystals on canvas
      73.7 cm (29 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Heartland

      2010
      leather whips, wire, nails, plastic breasts, paint, Swarovski crystals
      129 x 275 cm (90 x 108 in)

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    • Jaishri Abichandani
      Fountain of Life

      2010
      sculpture
      94 x 51 cm (37 x 20 in)

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