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Padma Rajendran: Unfamiliar Thresholds

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - June 25 @ 4:00 pm PDT

Free
A large swath of denim fabric is decorated with fabric sewn elements of a large yellow circle, orange and green grids, a red hand reaching towards a green door, and gold and silver jugs accompanied by palm trees.

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.

Details

Start:
May 21 @ 1:00 pm PDT
End:
June 25 @ 4:00 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

SE Cooper Contemporary
Phone:
(503)752-4017
Email:
info@secoopercontemporary.com
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Accessibility
Sensory-friendly, Service Animals allowed
Diversity
None
Event Type
Visual Art
Pandemic Info
By Appointment, Open
Kid Friendly
Yes

Venue

SE Cooper Contemporary
6901 SE 110th AVE
Portland, OR 97226 United States
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Phone:
(503)752-4017
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