Huma Bhabha: Other Forms of Life

When 15 Sep 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
Where The Contemporary Austin
700 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
United States
Enquiry +1 512 453 5312

Huma Bhabha: Other Forms of Life is a survey of recent work by the Pakistan-born American artist, including sculpture, photography and collage, drawing, and printmaking.

Huma Bhabha (American, born 1962 in Karachi, Pakistan) creates works that seem at once reflective of the present day and connected to some unknowable ancient past. Other Forms of Life presents a focused, seven-year survey, including nearly thirty works that employ the artist’s own brand of figuration and enigmatic iconography. Entering The Contemporary’s second-floor gallery space, museum visitors are met by mysterious, hybrid artworks—figurative mixed-media sculptures and works on paper that merge drawing, photography, and collage in compositions drawn from science fiction, pop culture, disparate ancient and contemporary histories, and more. Life-size, abstracted figurative sculptures in cork, Styrofoam, wood, wire, clay, and paint stand sentinel throughout the gallery space. These are surrounded by two-dimensional works including a set of ten haunting photogravures; large-scale drawings that combine collage with masked and obscured photographs; and rubbings created on the floor of the artist’s studio.

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