Acclaimed sculptor and installation artist Permindar Kaur rose to international fame in the early 1990s with her playful approach to using objects related to childhood to explore the territory of cultural identity, home, and belonging.
Perfectly situated at The Art House, Outgrown is an ongoing exhibition of work surveying the artist’s continuing interest in the ‘public’ and ‘private’ and a common central question in her practice: ‘where is home?’.
The exhibition features work made by Kaur early in her career, alongside recently made pieces created specifically for this project during a summer residency at The Art House.
Kaur explores the difference between the ‘private and public’ by abruptly converting the gallery into a bedroom in a private home. Central to the exhibition is Untitled (Bed) (2020) a large steel sculpture, which upon closer inspection reveals a world of colourful creatures ‘lurking’ beneath it. These creatures are a conception of private thoughts and dreams, giving viewers a sense of domestic insecurities and vulnerabilities.
Image: Permindar Kaur, Untitled – Bed, 2020. Photo Thierry Bal, courtesy of the artist.