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Enjoy a private exhibition tour of RISE: Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, followed by complimentary tea, coffee, and snacks in our lake-side lobby. Then take part in a textile craft-along inspired by your own creative practice and the gallery exhibition. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, and weaving projects, or join our arts educator to learn basic embroidery and create a mini artwork.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Sandeep Johal’s art practice engages drawing, collage, textiles and large-scale murals. Through her Indo-folk feminine aesthetic, she confronts themes of bleakness, despair and ugliness with their dissonant opposites: brightness, hope and beauty. Johal’s work typically centres around the stories of women’s resistance and resilience.
Sara Khan’s art practice focuses on watercolour painting and includes recent experimentation with textiles, installations and murals. She reflects on the significance of the seemingly mundane aspects of daily life through her meticulous watercolour paintings, which often feature fantastical, uncanny creatures and veiled autobiographical references.
Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan’s artistic collaboration gives rise to a playful and fantastical environment. The artists merge their distinct creatures, dynamic patterns and rich colour palettes into new hybrid forms. Their artworks celebrate the joy, power and complexities of womanhood from their perspectives as two South Asian women artists who are mothers to young children.
We would like to acknowledge the BC Arts Council with support from the Province of British Columbia.
RISE: Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan is on view at the Art Gallery at Evergreen from September 16–November 26, 2023 .
(Tuesday) 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Art Gallery at Evergreen
1205 Pinetree Way