Padma Rajendran: Unfamiliar Thresholds

SE Cooper Contemporary is honored to present Unfamiliar Thresholds, a solo exhibition by Padma Rajendran. The exhibition is on view from May 21st to June 25th, 2022. There will be an Opening Reception May 21st from 1-4pm, Gallery Hours are Saturday 11-5 and by appointment.

Unfamiliar Thresholds:

The decorative beckons prosperity to flourish in the tended space we call home. Through clashing pattern combinations and personal storytelling, Padma Rajendran’s work interrogates the dualistic contradictions between culture and definitions of universal heritage. She centers the tradition of the female body at home in her work with a psychological elasticity that communicates a pursuable abundance and homecoming yet remains bound to the oppositional threads. The works develop symbolism around notions of “fruitfulness” that evolve into lively shrine and monument forms representing personal translations of her interior life. Initially welcoming, upon further investigation Rajendran’s images illuminate the polarity of our daily internal struggles between what successes mean in our lives and how our homes are a site where we construct momentary solace from those outside forces.