Rodriguez, Poznan

Sreshta Rit Premnath

This new body of work by Sreshta Rit Premnath uses “kettling”—the repressive police tactic of controlling and corralling protestors—as its conceptual basis. In a series of sumi-ink paintings titled The Pot Calls The Kettle Black Premnath appropriates diagrams from a police manual to map the collision between forces of power and dissent. In his site-specific installation titled Kettling Premnath uses metal forms similar to police barricades as the armature that simultaneously holds up and constrains figure-like sculpture made of foam and plaster that he calls “slumps.” Taken together this project is a meditation on the widespread popular uprisings seen across the world over the last year that have been facing police brutality.

 

Kettling is a key part of a series that Premnath has developed for solo presentations at Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, MIT List Visual Arts Center, and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnatti (forthcoming).

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Sreshta Rit Premnath

The Pot Calls The Kettle Black (2021)
Sumi ink on Arches paper, 76x56cm (1),
Courtesy of Rodríguez Gallery and the artist

Sreshta Rit Premnath

The Pot Calls The Kettle Black (2021)
Sumi ink on Arches paper, 76 x 56 cm
Courtesy of Rodríguez Gallery and the artist

Sreshta Rit Premnath

The Pot Calls The Kettle Black (2021)
Sumi ink on Arches paper, 76 x 56 cm
Courtesy of Rodríguez Gallery and the artist