Part of SFMOMA's ongoing New Work series devoted to emerging contemporary artists, this presentation showcases the work of Ranjani Shettar, an installation artist based in Bangalore, India, who is on the cusp of major international recognition. Working with simple materials such as beeswax and string, the artist creates architecturally complex installations that give the appearance of levity yet reveal exquisite attention to detail. Viewed over time from various angles and in changing light conditions, the forms of these weblike structures appear to evolve. Challenging the typical physicality of sculpture, Shettar's installations introduce a new landscape of spatial experience.
Added by Upcoming Robot on February 8, 2009