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All My Books Have Faded Spines

Areez Katki
16 Mar – 9 Apr 2022
A solo exhibition of work by Areez Katki.
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About the exhibition

“Has the pen or pencil dipped so deep in the blood of the human race as the needle?” asked South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual, Olive Schreiner.

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“Has the pen or pencil dipped so deep in the blood of the human race as the needle?” asked South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual, Olive Schreiner.

Embroidery as an act of radical engagement is a continual source of fascination for artist Areez Katki. Through mark-making on domestic cloth, Areez pursues ways to contest dominant modes of storytelling.

For his first solo exhibition at McLeavey Gallery, Areez has drawn from rich pools of familial biomythography (weaving together of history, myth and biography) to explore themes of migration, cultural hybridity, loss and assimilation.

“I pulled out a book with a sun-faded spine. The sensation of saying the words out loud led me to question and take inventory of my own relationship with documented and archived material. The effects relinquished over generations and multiple migrations — the physical and cultural material that, when subjected to new environments, may wither and fade.”

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All My Books Have Faded Spines
Areez Katki, 2022
cotton embroidery on khadi, 580 x 1070 mm
Eyeteeth
Areez Katki, 2022
cotton embroidery on khadi, 830 x 430 mm
Keys In The Drawer
Areez Katki, 2022
cotton embroidery on khadi, 830 x 430 mm
Alcohol (a dance of birds as our vines ripen)
Areez Katki, 2021
cotton embroidery on khadi handkerchief, 670 x 670 mm (framed)
Musk (or the residual tenderness of a pillow)
Areez Katki, 2021
cotton embroidery on khadi handkerchief, 670 x 670 mm (framed)
Khaki (upon some soil we land safely)
Areez Katki, 2021
cotton embroidery on khadi handkerchief , 670 x 670 mm (framed)
Algebra (or an allegory for faith)
Areez Katki, 2021
cotton embroidery on khadi handkerchief , 670 x 670 mm (framed)
Udvada
Areez Katki, 2018
cotton embroidery and antique mul (19th century) on Bombay Dyeing tea towel (c. 1940),, 530 x 525 mm
Dio Dispersion
Areez Katki, 2018
cotton embroidery and antique mul (19th century) on Bombay Dyeing tea towel (c. 1940), 530 x 510 mm
Dolly (study of an Achaemenid Herald)
Areez Katki, 2021
watercolour and natural pigment on cotton paper, 400 x 400 mm (framed)
Thrity (study of an Achaemenid Queen)
Areez Katki, 2021
watercolour and natural pigment on cotton paper, 400 x 400 mm (framed)
Yasmin (study of a Persepolitan Courtier)
Areez Katki, 2021
watercolour and natural pigment on cotton paper, 400 x 400 mm (framed)
Delzin (study of a Priestess from Gordion),
Areez Katki, 2021
watercolour and natural pigment on cotton paper, 450 x 400 mm (framed)
Self-portrait (study of a Persepolitan Courtier)
Areez Katki, 2021
watercolour and natural pigment on cotton paper, 400 x 400 mm (framed)

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