Archival pigment ink on archival Cold Press Paper
10 x 16 inches image size
12 x 18 inches paper size
This print was created on the occasion of SPOTLIGHT, a new collaboration between the Art Rental & Sales Program (AR&S) and the Curatorial Department of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The project launches with a new work by Vancouver-based visual artist Sandeep Johal. The meaning behind Johal's intricate work is powerful. In the artist's words: "The woman represents hope. The beast woman represents anger. The tiger represents action. Feelings are just feelings without action. It’s action that propels these feelings into something tangible which can effect change. The hands represent the inherent daily threat of violence women face."
Sandeep Johal is a Vancouver based visual artist whose colourful geometric forms and intricate black and white line work is aesthetically and conceptually inspired by her South Asian heritage. Johal believes in the power of art to create awareness around issues related to cultural identity, gender equality, and human rights. Her art practice is an expression of her social and cultural concerns, particularly gender justice.
SPOTLIGHT is a new initiative between Art Rental & Sales Program (AR&S) and the Curatorial Department of the Vancouver Art Gallery. In this collaboration, Gallery curators invite an artist represented by AR&S to create a mural on a feature wall in the Gallery Lobby. This special initiative aims to provide new opportunities for emerging artists, as well as to activate the lobby space for thousands of visitors each year.