Tanya Goel: Octaves

    November 9-December 23

    Jessica Silverman is pleased to announce Octaves, an exhibition exploring ground and materiality by Delhi-based artist Tanya Goel. The artist’s first solo show with the gallery will present a selection of watercolor and hand-made pigment works from her signature “Mechanisms” and “Botanical studies” series. Deeply connected to her home and the histories of India, Goel investigates the foundation, complexity, and integrity of urban sprawl. At demolition sites, she collects materials like mica and glass directly from the ground. After “grounding the ground” she meditatively organizes these pigments into highly geometric abstractions of color. The resulting large-scale and multidimensional paintings echo the conflicting histories of nature and urbanization within India’s capital.

    Tanya Goel (b. 1985, New Delhi, India) studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Baroda and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, before completing her MFA at Yale University in 2010. She has enjoyed solo exhibitions at Nature Morte, New Delhi; Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai; and at the Highline Nine Galleries, New York. Her works are in the collections of The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; The Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada; the UBS Bank, Zurich; Istanbul Museum; Louis Vuitton Collection of Art and The Lalbhai Museum. She was a participating artist in the 2018 Sydney and Gwangju Biennales. She lives and works in New Delhi, India.