Pouring Water on a Drowning Man

  • Dates:September 28, 2017 - November 18, 2017 ( Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
  • Location:Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
  • City:Brandon
  • Times:Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Address: 2 - 710 Rosser Avenue Brandon, MB
  • Phone: (204) 727-1036
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  • Region: Western

Divya Mehra works in sculpture, print, drawing, book making, installation, and advertising to addresses the long-term effects of colonization and institutional racism. Re-contextualizing references found in hip-hop culture, literature, and current affairs, she exposes racism and discomfort implicit in the language that often frames the rhetoric and construction of diversity. In Pouring Water on a Drowning Man, allusions to trauma, isolation and death are transformed into darkly humorous visual cues, made up of sculptural and text-based work. Exploring issues of diasporic identities, racialization, otherness, and the construct of diversity, Mehra's work explores a dialogue and discourse limited only by our apprehension to perceived difference, and our hyper-willingness to have it immediately labelled and classified.

Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
  • (204) 727-1036
  • 2 - 710 Rosser Avenue
  • Brandon, MB