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Noni Kaur's "Sniff"

The Ottawa School of Art Orleans Campus is proud to present Sniff, an engaging installation by Noni Kaur. It’s on display from Feb 16 to March 28, 2020 at the Ottawa School of Art’s Orleans Gallery located on the main floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre. On Sunday, February 16, from 1 to 3pm, we are pleased to have Noni Kaur here in the gallery for an artist talk followed by a reception. All are welcome!

Noni Kaur’s practice explores her cultural history and how particular materials are adapted or transformed through use in different spaces/ environments. A Singaporean woman of Punjabi descent, she works with desiccated coconut – a commonplace domestic commodity in her cultural heritage – to draw on the ephemeral nature of the practice and its connections to cycles of life and death. Built on the tradition of Rangoli, a traditional Indian art form, Sniff transforms desiccated coconut into vibrant patterns on the gallery’s floor. Using organic, non-toxic material, the artwork becomes a repository of energy for microbial life, feeding organisms that go unnoticed in the human world.

Noni Kaur is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist and educator. Her works are an embodiment of her response to intersectional identity across cultures and communities. Her immersive, reactive, multi-sensory installations bridge gaps between gender, culture, the body and the non-human world, through her expansive, topographical landscapes of desiccated coconut. Kaur’s work has been featured in international venues including: the Havana Biennale, Cuba; the Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh; the Fukuoka Triennale, Asian Art Museum, Japan; White Columns, New York; the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway amongst others.

For more information on the Ottawa School of Art Orleans, its instructors, and classes visit www.artottawa.ca or call us at 613-580-2765.

Ottawa School of Art Orleans campus Gallery located in the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd. Orleans ON. K1E 0A1

For more information please contact Nadine Argo, Gallery Coordinator 613-580-2765 or osao.gallery@artottawa.ca


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