Rina Banerjee, She was now in western style dress covered in part of Empires’ ruffle and red dress, had a foreign and particular race, a Ganesha who had lost her head, was thrown across sea until herself shipwrecked. A native of Bangladesh lost foot to root in Bidesh, followed her mother full stop on forehead, trapped tongue of horn and grew rem-like under stress, 2011. Mixed media, 73 x 65 in. diameter.

Rina Banerjee

Los Angeles

L.A. Louver Gallery

“Disgust” is a specific and powerful term; Rina Banerjee uses it to describe bodily response and emotion at the extreme of self-control. She perceives disgust as the trigger for a transformative moment that alters perception. The term is particularly apt because so much of her work refers to the female body, a site for societal repression. As Ban­erjee has stated, “The show features the idea of fluids, which mark the uncontrollable body, the body that emits not only smell but liquid.” Banerjee’s work is a form of poetic bricolage that freights its readymade and repurposed parts with meanings relating to spirituality, colonialism, identity, the East Asian diaspora, and globalization…see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.

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