An exhibition of impressionistic photography titled ‘Dreaming of Prayer Flags’ by Sandy Shum was inaugurated at Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre (KCAC) on 16 November. The event was opened by James A. Giambrone, the Founder/Director of Indigo Gallery.
Sandy has created impressionistic photography for over ten years, using a vintage Polaroid sx-70 camera and the now extinct Time-Zero film. Of her art work she says “I wish to provide a moment to pause and reflect on the wonder and grace in the dream-light of daily life.” Her photographs portray a dream-like state of the real world. She finds beauty and grace even in everyday, utilitarian objects such as locks and teapots. Her works blur the distinction between photographs and paintings as she has infused her works with rich textures, vibrant colors, movement and light, altering the appearance of the familiar.
Some of the photographs were on handmade Nepali paper as well as on canvas. Her works depicting prayer flags on canvas were especially beautiful.
The exhibition is being held till 6 December. Visit the gallery any time between 11 am and 5 pm any day, except Saturday.