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A native of Chandigarh, India, Vibha Galhotra obtained a BFA in graphics from the College of Arts, Chandigarh in 1999 and an MFA in graphics from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharti, Santiniketan in 2001. She has exhibited throughout the world and most recently in the United States, including solo exhibitions at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City and the South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Handcrafted by Galhotra and overwhelming the surfaces of her large-scale sculptures are countless ghungroos—metal ankle bells that are a markedly feminine symbol within Indian culture, their presence emblematic of marriage, spectacle, performance, and class. Hand sewn and fastened to each piece by women from her local community, Galhotra's studio practice reflects a deep feminine collaboration. As she explains, "I moved to one of the urban villages in Dehli, and employ local women. Many of them don't have jobs and their husbands don't let them work outside, but they come to me since I am a woman."
Galhotra’s large-scale sculptures confront the changing topography of the world to highlight the impact of globalization and growth on specific communities and regions, with her work responding to the rapid environmental changes and the re-purposing of land, in addition to its affect on the human condition and quality of life. Galhotra’s work continually addresses the theme of water pollution, and she views herself as an active participant whose ecologically driven work often criticizes the state and impact of urban development on her native land.
Galhotra’s practice is defined by countless hours of research, and together with San Diego CoastKeepers, her residency project will explore issues affecting our region. During her residency, Galhotra will continue to develop her practice of counter mapping, while turning her attention from Indian water and land politics towards the waterways surrounding Lux. Galhotra intends to study North County coastal water systems, using mapping methodologies and practices to explore environmental changes native to our region.
Lux continues its amazing international artist roster by celebrating artist Vibha Galhotra from Chandigarh, India. Join us as we open this event to the public and be the first to see the 4th exhibit of our 10th Anniversary Season. Vibha's large scale sculptures look majestic in our Artist Pavilion and we are making the event special by having music & Bollywood dancers to compliment the work and gallery space. It will definitely be a highlight of the season. Enjoy entertainment, food, specialty cocktails, hosted valet and new Lux Store items. Admission to the event is free for Lux members and $10 for guests (1 drink ticket included, additional drinks available for purchase). About the Artist: Vibha Galhotra’s large-scale sculptures confront the changing topography of the world to highlight the impact of globalization and growth on specific communities and regions. Using ghungaroos–metal ankle bells that are a feminine symbol within Indian culture– Galhotra creates works describing the ecological issues plaguing India and its water supply. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
You're invited to join us for a magical celebration of art and artists at Lux's annual gala, Lux After Dark. Your support brings national and international artists to our community, art enrichment programs to our schools, and helps to connect kids, teens, and adults with the artist inside everyone. Save the date and RSVP today, formal invitation to follow. RSVP MORE >