Exhibition Dates: June 16, 2008 - July 11, 2008
Reception: Thursday, June 19, 6 - 8 PM
Sangram Majumdar’s paintings are grounded in perceptual empiricism as much as they are in the sense of memory’s role in what our eyes claim and our brain acknowledges as truth. In a time when reality is more virtual than physical, and our sense of space is quantified in minutes and seconds, questions of the self, hover in and out of existence. Instead, it is the physical and intimate experience of learning and knowing something over time slowly that comprises these works. In it, the play between the factual and formal narrative remain constant as facets of the perceptual are echoed back in quick glimpses or peripheral whispers, and at other times in sustained silence. This show marks Majumdar’s first New York exhibition, who has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from Indiana University. He has exhibited widely including the Museum of Art, Rochefort-en-Terre, France, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan, Indiana University Art Museum, Madison Art Center and C. Grimaldis Gallery, MD. His work is also currently on view at University of Baltimore Law Gallery in Baltimore, MD and Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, IL. He is represented by Ann Nathan Gallery and lives and works in Baltimore, MD.