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Jayashree Chakravarty, Scattered foliage, 2020, Dry straw, roots, jute, seeds, tea leaves, tea stain, acrylic paint, cotton fabric, nepali paper, thin tissue paper, synthetic glue, 73.75 x 48.5 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Scattered foliage, 2020, Dry straw, roots, jute, seeds, tea leaves, tea stain, acrylic paint, cotton fabric, nepali paper, thin tissue paper, synthetic glue, 73.75 x 48.5 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Terra firma, 2020, Dry flowers, roots, jute, seeds, tea leaves, acrylic paint, cotton fabric, nepali paper, thin tissue paper, synthetic glue, 94.75 x 64.25 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Terra firma, 2020, Dry flowers, roots, jute, seeds, tea leaves, acrylic paint, cotton fabric, nepali paper, thin tissue paper, synthetic glue, 94.75 x 64.25 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Soaring to the skies, 2020, Tea leaves, tea stain, dry flowers, roots, jute, seeds, tea leaves, acrylic paint, cotton fabric, nepali paper, thin tissue paper, synthetic glue, 95.75 x 63.5 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Soaring to the skies, 2020, Tea leaves, tea stain, dry flowers, roots, jute, seeds, tea leaves, acrylic paint, cotton fabric, nepali paper, thin tissue paper, synthetic glue, 95.75 x 63.5 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Blooming flowers, 2020, Dry leaves, flowers, roots, jute, seeds, tea leaves, acrylic paint, cotton, fabric, nepali paper, thin tissue paper, synthetic glue, 72.5 x 48.75 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Blooming flowers, 2020, Dry leaves, flowers, roots, jute, seeds, tea leaves, acrylic paint, cotton, fabric, nepali paper, thin tissue paper, synthetic glue, 72.5 x 48.75 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Wilderness, 2020, Watercolour, graphite, charcoal, ink shell, acrylic on  paper, 39.25 x 27.75 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Wilderness, 2020, Watercolour, graphite, charcoal, ink shell, acrylic on  paper, 39.25 x 27.75 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Spring tides, 2020, Watercolour, graphite, charcoal, ink, acrylic on  paper, 39.25 x 27.75 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Spring tides, 2020, Watercolour, graphite, charcoal, ink, acrylic on  paper, 39.25 x 27.75 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Nature's marks, 2020, Watercolour, graphite, charcoal, ink, acrylic on paper, 41.25 x 29.75 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Nature's marks, 2020, Watercolour, graphite, charcoal, ink, acrylic on paper, 41.25 x 29.75 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Scribbles, 2020, Watercolour, graphite, charcoal, ink, acrylic on paper, 41.25 x 29.75 in

Jayashree Chakravarty, Scribbles, 2020, Watercolour, graphite, charcoal, ink, acrylic on paper, 41.25 x 29.75 in

Nadia Kaabi-Linke, NYSE Road Works (Remont II), Site-specific installation: granite, MDF, acrylic paint, sand, Dimensions variable

Nadia Kaabi-Linke, NYSE Road Works (Remont II), Site-specific installation: granite, MDF, acrylic paint, sand, Dimensions variable

Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Whitewashing after the Carnage at the Waterpipe, Mixed media on canvas, aluminium, steel and wood, 118 x 157.5 in

Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Whitewashing after the Carnage at the Waterpipe, Mixed media on canvas, aluminium, steel and wood, 118 x 157.5 in

Rina Banerjee, Bacteria: In combat 540 wild beast in green fury took refuge in curdled milk, kindled friendship with nomads skimmed butter as treasure absconed with proteins warmed milk until certain odor blew more flora, 2012, Acrylic on watercolor paper, 30 x 22 in

Rina Banerjee, Bacteria: In combat 540 wild beast in green fury took refuge in curdled milk, kindled friendship with nomads skimmed butter as treasure absconed with proteins warmed milk until certain odor blew more flora, 2012, Acrylic on watercolor paper, 30 x 22 in

Rina Banerjee, The gene was his mule, Mendel with his peas in the monastery in thick garden made variety, made mischief while green ponds, unripe flower took to crossing, blended fluids so dominant was recessive, 2014, Acrylic, ink, marbled paper collage on watercolor paper, 29 x 25 in

Rina Banerjee, The gene was his mule, Mendel with his peas in the monastery in thick garden made variety, made mischief while green ponds, unripe flower took to crossing, blended fluids so dominant was recessive, 2014, Acrylic, ink, marbled paper collage on watercolor paper, 29 x 25 in

Rina Banerjee, Lentil flour, chickpeas mixed fermented friedballs presented in the leaf of bananas could cure the hunger of a labouring man, 2008, Shells, gourds, acrylic, polyester banana leaves, nylon hair, fake grass, glass beads, gold thread, spoon, 47.25 x 31.25 x 51 in

Rina Banerjee, Lentil flour, chickpeas mixed fermented friedballs presented in the leaf of bananas could cure the hunger of a labouring man, 2008, Shells, gourds, acrylic, polyester banana leaves, nylon hair, fake grass, glass beads, gold thread, spoon, 47.25 x 31.25 x 51 in

Rina Banerjee, A world Lost: after the original island, single land mass fractured, after populations migrated, after pollution revealed itself and as cultural locations once separated merged, after the splitting of Adam and Eve, Shiva and Shakti, of race black and white, of culture East and West, after animals diminished, after seas’ corals did exterminate, after this and at last imagine all water evaporated…this after Columbus found it we lost it imagine this, 2013, Black synthetic horns, wire, netting, lightbulbs, scale, ostrich eggs, textiles, cowrie shells, pebbles, coins, feathers, fish vertebrae, greenery, coral, glass birds, miniature human and animal figurines, plastic cups, and red thread, 132 x 234 x 128 in. 

Rina Banerjee, A world Lost: after the original island, single land mass fractured, after populations migrated, after pollution revealed itself and as cultural locations once separated merged, after the splitting of Adam and Eve, Shiva and Shakti, of race black and white, of culture East and West, after animals diminished, after seas’ corals did exterminate, after this and at last imagine all water evaporated…this after Columbus found it we lost it imagine this, 2013, Black synthetic horns, wire, netting, lightbulbs, scale, ostrich eggs, textiles, cowrie shells, pebbles, coins, feathers, fish vertebrae, greenery, coral, glass birds, miniature human and animal figurines, plastic cups, and red thread, 132 x 234 x 128 in. 

Rina Banerjee, Sex-bait, in likeness to fish bait to catch her as disloyal, in likeness to Eve, arouse her fear, to create racial panic of blacks jewels like honey to stir and stir poison n' passion, minted lynchings in likeness to money, 2017, Ceramic vintage negro head, Victorian brown bitters bottle, red silk tassels, Murano glass, and steel armature, 34 x 23 x 13 in

Rina Banerjee, Sex-bait, in likeness to fish bait to catch her as disloyal, in likeness to Eve, arouse her fear, to create racial panic of blacks jewels like honey to stir and stir poison n' passion, minted lynchings in likeness to money, 2017, Ceramic vintage negro head, Victorian brown bitters bottle, red silk tassels, Murano glass, and steel armature, 34 x 23 x 13 in

Rina Banerjee, Untitled, 2021, Acrylic, ink and collage on paper, 44 x 30 in

Rina Banerjee, Untitled, 2021, Acrylic, ink and collage on paper, 44 x 30 in

Rina Banerjee, To be awaken when the world slept and inheritance dried, tight, concentrated with all our movements mobilities, messages once painted rolled reluctantly to deepen buried holes in brown earth sparked wiry red flower taking her to a hop, a dance and a desire to bring sting, 2020, Acrylic, ink and collage on paper, 30 x 22 in

Rina Banerjee, To be awaken when the world slept and inheritance dried, tight, concentrated with all our movements mobilities, messages once painted rolled reluctantly to deepen buried holes in brown earth sparked wiry red flower taking her to a hop, a dance and a desire to bring sting, 2020, Acrylic, ink and collage on paper, 30 x 22 in

Rina Banerjee, Series: Beneath the Earth, under the surface value, 2021, Acrylic, ink and collage on paper, 16 x 12 in

Rina Banerjee, Series: Beneath the Earth, under the surface value, 2021, Acrylic, ink and collage on paper, 16 x 12 in

Rina Banerjee, Fevers and Flora, Gaugin's grandmother, her salt, her Peruvian heritage crossed mountains sent death kind balloons, face me nots, sweat of voyages eaten by inheritance, 2020, Acrylic, ink and collage on paper, 22 x 15 in

Rina Banerjee, Fevers and Flora, Gaugin's grandmother, her salt, her Peruvian heritage crossed mountains sent death kind balloons, face me nots, sweat of voyages eaten by inheritance, 2020, Acrylic, ink and collage on paper, 22 x 15 in

Suchitra Mattai, Skin, 2018, Sugar, flasks, vintage encyclopedias, Dimensions variable 

Suchitra Mattai, Skin, 2018, Sugar, flasks, vintage encyclopedias, Dimensions variable 

Suchitra Mattai, A small place, a vast world (after Jamaica Kincaid), 2020, Embroidery floss fiber, my Grandfather's vintage scarf, 30 x 38 in

Suchitra Mattai, A small place, a vast world (after Jamaica Kincaid), 2020, Embroidery floss fiber, my Grandfather's vintage scarf, 30 x 38 in

Suchitra Mattai, An American chorus, 2020, Vinatge sari and needlepoint, 32 x 32 in

Suchitra Mattai, An American chorus, 2020, Vinatge sari and needlepoint, 32 x 32 in

Suchitra Mattai, Tethered, 2020, Vintage saris, wire, Dimensions variable 

Suchitra Mattai, Tethered, 2020, Vintage saris, wire, Dimensions variable 

Suchitra Mattai, My life is not my own, 2019, Gouache, found needlepoint, and embroidery floss on fabric, 48 x 76 in

Suchitra Mattai, My life is not my own, 2019, Gouache, found needlepoint, and embroidery floss on fabric, 48 x 76 in

Suchitra Mattai, Pompeii, The Grammar of Ornament (1910) book page, gouache, 1960 Saturday Evening Post, 9 x 12.5 in

Suchitra Mattai, Pompeii, The Grammar of Ornament (1910) book page, gouache, 1960 Saturday Evening Post, 9 x 12.5 in

Suchitra Mattai, and the waves purged the fears, 2021, Vintage saris, wire, fabric, Dimensions variable

Suchitra Mattai, and the waves purged the fears, 2021, Vintage saris, wire, fabric, Dimensions variable

Suchitra Mattai, Cloud 17064, 2020, Vintage saris, wire, fabric, Dimensions variable

Suchitra Mattai, Cloud 17064, 2020, Vintage saris, wire, fabric, Dimensions variable

Aicon Art is pleased to present Fresh Earth, an experiential group exhibition that considers artists from around the globe who employ organic materials in varied schema to offer parables of our complex socio-political histories and of the tenuous relationship with the world we inhabit.


Oscillating between tightly structured and uninhibitedly free- form, the works in this exhibition cite materials that help us unearth and examine the construction of our identities and the dissonance that seems inevitable to their construction. The residual and the symbolic are at the forefront of their concerns and through acts of collection, re-purposement, preservation and/or juxtaposition, Rina Banerjee, Jayashree Chakravarty, Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Suchitra Mattai, break earth. The resulting petrichor offers us a liminal space from which to take stock.