Lala Rukh’s first solo exhibition in Dubai entitled sagar is comprised of a collection of enigmatic photographs of the sea that make her meditations on the nature of time and transience palpable. As a parallel photographic practice, they locate Lala’s travels between years 1992-‐2005 and extend her better-known drawing oeuvre such as River in an Ocean series, 1992 also on display. Lala uses her lens as an undistracted viewer who sees both time and immutability joined in the invisible arch on which life is suspended. In their evocation of tidal movements these works touch up the philosophical question of being and nothingness, creating a poetic portrayal of the ebb and flow that is life. Text by Mariah Lookman, Colombo 2017.
About: GREY NOISE represents art practices with a focus towards contemporaneity and an emphasis on distinct, often experimental content. Not limiting itself to geographical representation, the gallery exhibits both emerging and established artists who demonstrate a defined conceptual premise in their oeuvre.
March 13 – May 13, 2017
Location: Unit 24, Alserkal Avenue
Open: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11:00-19:00
Opening reception: March 13 18:00 – 21:00
Lala Rukh, Beruwela x, 1993, c-print on aluminum, 20.32 x 29.84 cm