Wave-Wings is a small series of four photogravure edition prints. After working on a series of large monochromatic relief prints that employed laborious cutting as erasure, a break became necessary. Being drawn to investigating photogravure printmaking, I turned toward my long-standing interest in a set of photographs of the turbulent whirlpools I had taken on a trip to Niagara Falls.
Playing with digital imaging tools, I wanted to harness the raging power of the water, foaming waves of the whirlpool, to create winged forms. Fluttering wings, emerging from the swirling waters they rise above the vortex to defy its pull.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A multidisciplinary feminist artist, Indrani Nayar-Gall weaves global narratives of marginalization, patriarchy, and misogyny through her practice in installation, 2-D/3-D media and moving image. Social justice themes stem from influences in her mixed north-south Indian background, parental modeling of community engagement and helping marginalized women in need, the mentorship of socially engaged professors, and socio-political activism. Indrani has exhibited nationally and internationally, and founded Yes She Rises LLC.
In a career spanning over thirty-five years, including teaching, she continually expands her practice, most recently directing two documentaries. Her first feature–String of Stories–received the 1st prize Humanitarian Award at the 2022-Rhode Island International Film Festival, and a new body of work will be shown at Woman Made Gallery.
Indrani has an MFA in experimental printmaking, a Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Non-Toxic Printmaking, and a Diploma in Education. She continues expanding her knowledge in moving image and new media.
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