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Opening Reception for Mee Jey: DADI

  • Erica Popp Studios + Gallery 3271 Roger Place St. Louis, MO, 63116 United States (map)

Please join us for the opening reception for "Dadi" on Saturday, August 31, 5pm-7pm.

The word "Dadi" means "grandmother" in Hindi. Reflecting on her grandmother’s stories, artist Mee Jey has found that her lessons about the entwining of art and life are similar to those of avant-garde movements such as Dada. Jey traces her philosophical and creative lineage through her grandmother and draws heavily from Dada in her multidisciplinary practice.

"Dadi" features a complex installation made of 100 hand-made dolls that surround an eight-sided figure connected with three larger than life fabric "hair falls," which also serve as a backdrop to the work. Along with story-telling, Jey's grandmother taught her how to transform discards into art. To honor this, she has used only recycled materials to create this work.

This exhibition is part of Innovations in Textiles and will be on view through September 22. An artist talk and closing reception will take place on Sunday, September 22, 11:00am-12:00pm.

Earlier Event: August 19
Proposal Writing Workshop
Later Event: September 22
Artist Talk and Closing for "Dadi"