Fractured Landscapes of the West features a series of landscape paintings by Denver-based, Indian-born artist Sangeeta Reddy. The large and small-scale paintings illuminate the striking and complex landscapes of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah through a vast range of colors that fade from dark to light. Reddy’s representations of the different natural formations found in the mountains, valleys, canyons, and deserts across the Colorado Plateau become almost abstract as she renders rock forms, riverbeds, and geological strata with a bold color palette and stylized shapes. The flexibility and movement found in Reddy’s geometric gestures reflect the constant changes of the natural world. Powerfully captured on canvas, Reddy’s imagery evokes the erosion that sculpted mountains from the earth, the growth and decay of plant life, and the ebb and flow of rivers that evolve and dissolve through time. Her works highlight the sublime nature of these western landscapes, both bizarre and beautiful, and stimulates curiosity concerning the past, present, and future of our environment.
Sangeeta Reddy (b. 1955, Hyderabad, India) received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Mumbai, India in English Literature and Philosophy, and has completed seven years of fine art studies from institutions in India and the United States. She migrated to the US in 1978 and today divides her time between her studios in Denver and Hyderabad. Reddy has shown her work internationally, with exhibitions in Aspen and Denver, Colorado; New York; and New Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad, India.
Sangeeta Reddy: Fractured Landscapes of the West is an exhibition curated by Mardee Goff and presented at BMoCA at Macky. BMoCA at Macky is an exhibition series presented by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder. An exhibition program is planned in conjunction with the 2016 Conference on World Affairs.