Catalogue Launch | Sarindar Dhaliwal | Rodman Hall


Thursday, May 24, 7 pm

Please join us to celebrate the launch of “The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies”, a major publication documenting the work of Sarindar Dhaliwal. Dhaliwal was born in Punjab, India, and raised in London, England, before moving to Canada at the age of fifteen. Working in sculpture, installation, video, photography, and painting, she weaves compelling narratives that explore issues of culture, migration, and identity. Exhibited at Rodman Hall Art Centre in 2015, and touring nationally through 2016, “The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies” brought together monumental works from Dhaliwal’s oeuvre of the last twenty years to contextualize her recent work addressing the legacy of the Partition of India. Through lush, visually stunning works and poetic language she finds reparation for the past, responding to colonial histories with a critical approach that maintains reverence for wonder and imagination so that, as Dhaliwal describes, she may return beauty to the world.

Designed by Lauren Wickware, the publication features texts by Marcie Bronson, Richard Fung, Linda Jansma, Anne Koval, Deborah Root, Laura Schneider, and MJ Thompson. “The Radcliffe
Line and Other Geographies” is co-published by Rodman Hall Art Centre, The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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