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RUMMANA HUSSAIN

Fortitude from Fragments

September 25 - December 4, 2010

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Electric Womb, 1994

Talwar Gallery is delighted to present Fortitude from Fragments, a solo exhibition of Rummana Hussain’s works from 1993‐1994. 

Unhinged by events of 1992‐93, Rummana embarked on a courageous pursuit to excavate the marginalization of the other, their means and sustenance. Empowered by powerlessness, Rummana, rather than extract herself from the challenging questioning of self that followed, merged both ideologically and physically, her body and her work. On view are the first markers of that journey, which was to become more intricate and Rummana more fortified in response, as the urgency within society merged with the urgency by nature within her own body.  

The fragments of a broken pot or a tomb, speak of loss, of silence; laid bare on mirrors to reflect on its post mortem. The female body, awakening of a womb, the cycle of life, distortion that is the media hyperbole. All these are at play and at work in the consciousness of Rummana. Now, 17 years after they were first created by the artist they still resonate with renewed vigor, except what were local origins at the time are now pervasive around the globe, abundant in echoes of intolerance to secularism and self.  

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Tunnel Echoes, 1994

“Works with focus on the female body, the site of simultaneous violence and fecundity, would continue to remain important throughout Rummana’s oeuvre.”

Talwar Gallery

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Dissected Projection, 1993

Wood, Mirror, Terracotta, Acrylic and Mud    

Conflux, 1993

Wood, Paint on Acrylic, Gheru and Terracotta

30” x 24”

Electric Womb, 1994
Wood, Acrylic Sheet, Light and PVC Tubes
28” x 28”x 6.5”

Fragment from Splitting, 1993

Bricks, Mirror, Gheru and Terracotta

41” x 32”

 

Hyperbolic Device, 1993
Wood, PVC Tubes, Lights, Kidney Tray and Mirror
72” x 36” x 30”

Unearthed, 1993

Bricks, Wood and Terracotta

35 1/2” x 31”

Resonance, 1993
Wood, Mirror, Paint on Acrylic, Plates, Rice, Water, Rock and Shell
32”x 38”x 7.5” (Wood & mirror), 50”x 36” (Paint on acrylic)

Sequence and Change, 1994

Bicycle, Electric Motor, Mirror and Mud

Tunnel Echoes, 1994

Earth pigment and acrylic on carved gypsum board

36 3/4" x 21"

Dissected Projection, 1993

Wood, Mirror, Terracotta, Acrylic and Mud    

Conflux, 1993

Wood, Paint on Acrylic, Gheru and Terracotta

30” x 24”

Electric Womb, 1994
Wood, Acrylic Sheet, Light and PVC Tubes
28” x 28”x 6.5”

Fragment from Splitting, 1993

Bricks, Mirror, Gheru and Terracotta

41” x 32”

 

Hyperbolic Device, 1993
Wood, PVC Tubes, Lights, Kidney Tray and Mirror
72” x 36” x 30”

Unearthed, 1993

Bricks, Wood and Terracotta

35 1/2” x 31”

Resonance, 1993
Wood, Mirror, Paint on Acrylic, Plates, Rice, Water, Rock and Shell
32”x 38”x 7.5” (Wood & mirror), 50”x 36” (Paint on acrylic)

Sequence and Change, 1994

Bicycle, Electric Motor, Mirror and Mud

Tunnel Echoes, 1994

Earth pigment and acrylic on carved gypsum board

36 3/4" x 21"