Inward Identities | Recent Works by Vicky Talwar
Tuesday, February 1 – Saturday, March 19, 2022
Vicky Talwar is an interdisciplinary Whitchurch-Stouffville artist who draws upon her personal experience as a Hindu-Canadian to produce painting, mixed media and installation artwork. In her artistic practice, she addresses themes of cultural hybridity, displacement, movement and memory. Latcham Art Centre is pleased to host Vicky Talwar’s recent work which also serves as her Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media & Design thesis exhibition with the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U).
In her paintings, she expresses the contrasts of her identity by embracing both vibrant colour and textured materiality. Talwar uses reoccurring spiritual motifs including intertwining flower garlands, mala beads, sacred threads and salt to create a sense of presence and intention while playful brushstrokes and an atmospheric background produces a feeling of liminality and transcendency. Her salt-based installations explore similar themes. Inspired by ritualistic qualities of the mandala, she uses salt as a purifying and healing material to accentuate her spirituality and highlight the space between what is tangible and what is a distant memory. Acting as a self-portrait of her enlightening individuality, Inward Identities showcases Vicky Talwar’s relationship with art throughout her life and encourages our community to engage with their own cultural experiences through the visual arts.