Permindar Kaur Talk at School of Creative Arts, UH

Written by Alex McIntyre

On February 17, 2015

Untitled-7 figures_detail copyDigswell Arts fellow Permindar Kaur is giving a talk about her work as part of the Co-Creation series of talks at the School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire on Tuesday February 24th.

The talk will cover her work from the early 1990’s to the present day.

Since the 1990s, Nottingham-born artist, Permindar Kaur, has created sculptural objects and installations that explore the territory of cultural identity, home and belonging. She does this by apparently innocent means, invoking childhood and domestic spaces.

Little figures and animals fashioned in soft fleece resembling half-stuffed toys are the players in her game. However, these are far from sentimental trophies; the comfort of fabric is checked by the cold contours of copper and steel. Her toys are armed with claws, horns and beaks, belying their apparent vulnerability and giving them an air of comic menace. Others disappear against identically coloured or patterned backgrounds, an elaborate game of hide-and-seek perhaps, or a strategy of camouflage or self-negation? Adaption, mimicry and mirroring: strategies of integration and assimilation. In another group of works, doorways deliberately screened or blocked negate the idea of welcome or the homely. (Neil Walker, exhibition brochure, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham)

All are welcome

3.30- 5.00 pm

Room A161 Lindop Building

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