Opening, Performance, Exhibition — Mixed Media, Drawing

The Beginning of A New Beginning – Monali Meher

2 September up to 8 October 2022
→ Lumen Travo Gallery
Lijnbaansgracht 314
1017 WZ Amsterdam
  • Thursday 13:00—18:00
  • Friday 13:00—18:00
  • Saturday 13:00—18:00
Open on Thu, Fri, Sat

With opening performance ‘Gilded’ by Monali Meher: on Saturday 3 September at 15:00 hrs.

Lumen Travo Gallery is delighted to open a new gallery season with the new solo show by Monali Meher. Titled The Beginning of A New Beginning, this exhibition finds its starting point in the intense and unprecedented sequence of lockdowns the world has recently experienced. Through a new series of mix media drawings and assemblages, Meher reflects on the pandemic period just gone by (or, maybe, still in the process?), pointing out the relentless cycle of ‘multiple beginnings’ we, as humans, are enduring in the hope to find a renewed and positive perspective for the world.

Over the last years multi-disciplinary artist Monali Meher has created a body of work that reflects on notions of moving from place to place, migration, loss, change, hybrid identity, re-shaping memories, recycling materials & belongings, transformation and confrontation. By mirroring her own experience through the various artistic disciplines involved in her practice, she explores the present time with her unique sensibility, creating a versatile oeuvre of mix media drawings, installations, photographs and performances. Monali Meher’s artistic practice witnesses her quest for defining the body as a trouble spot of time and space’s connections or mutual extensions. With her mixed media drawings she transfers her performance on the paper, by transforming a dynamic movement into a frozen bi-dimensional image.

Friday 2 September, 17:00 – 21:00 hrs
Saturday 3 September, 11:00 – 17:00 hrs
*with a site-specific performance ‘Gilded’ by Monali Meher at 15:00 hrs