Khanna Hassard explores the complexities of human perception, and how we perceive the latent power of matter in the world around us. Using industrially produced and domestically used materials such as foam rubber, plastics and wires, Khanna Hassard contradicts their conventional function by creating installations inspired by landscapes and nature; a series of work which she describes as a ‘domestic reverie’.
All of Khanna Hassard’s work suggest landscapes or elements of nature; clouds made with milk bottles, the sea made of water bottles, and a waterfalls made entirely with plastic bags. The suffocating foam becomes an illusion of the vast openness of space; the dense and unbreakable plastic is transformed into a substance that is liquefied and impossible to hold. In most cases the material has just been slightly manipulated, so the original object is still very much recognisable.
Khanna Hassard also questions the images of outer space in this series, as in Earth Cube (see image on front) which plays with our conventional notion of a spherical Earth.
Vinita Khanna Hassard first exhibited her work in the 1980s whilst living in Switzerland. Following her Master’s degree at Goldsmiths College in London in 1999 Hassard has exhibited at various London galleries, including a solo exhibition at the Lift Gallery in 2000.
The exhibition will consist of several small pieces, and will include four large sculptures and one large wall installation, with a price range from £1,000 to £20,000.
Indar Pasricha has been one of London’s leading dealers of Indian and South Asian art since 1978. The gallery has recently launched a new initiative, Indar Pasricha Contemporary, which will highlight contemporary art from Asia, and promote American and European artists influenced by Asian art. A series of exhibitions will be held throughout the year, including work by Namrita A. Bachchan from 11th – 22nd September.