DCA Fine Art

International Art Consulting

Building Bridges Art Foundation & DCA Fine Art
are honored to present
a solo exhibition by Lekha Singh
part of MOPLA month of Photography LA program by Lucie Foundation

Nomadic Camera will be on view from April 5 to May 15 (6 pm – 9 pm) at Building
Bridges in Bergamot Station with an opening and artist reception on Saturday, April 5
at 6 pm.

Nomadic Camera is an exhibition of two of Singh’s photography series: Created
Equal and Weeds. The intimate portraiture in Created Equal invites viewers to see
themselves in another’s image—juxtaposing monks in Bhutan and Cambodia with
activist punks in Mexico, young children in India with old women in Afghanistan,
these images transcend borders, class, and cultural boundaries. From the pastoral
grains swaying gently in the breeze to dandelion stalks towering above the grass
below, Weeds reveals the dynamic beauty hidden in plain sight. Weeds is printed on
large 4×6 aluminum panels to synthesize the resilience of nature with the
contemporary medium of photography.

“As an artform, photography’s magic lies in its unique choreography of
documentation and interpretation,” says art critic Shana Nys Dambrot. “This paradox
unfolds as the choices the artist makes are overlaid onto the outside world. This is
the visual alchemy at the heart of Lekha Singh’s photography practice — at the
intersection of art and document, activism and observation, artistry and social
practice, the personal and global, poetry and edge. Singh calls her work ‘street
photography,’ linking her process to diverse forebears from Eugene Atget to
Dorothea Lange and National Geographic photographers — those who tell told
stories bearing witness to the beauty and ordinary surrealism that already exists in
the landscapes, cities, and peoples of the world.”

Singh’s photos have been acquired by several prominent collections, including the
Rubin Museum permanent collection. Her major exhibitions Nomadic Camera,
Created Equal, African Journeys and The Other Half: Women in Focus have been
displayed in museums throughout the United States, including the National Arts Club
in New York City and The Women’s Museum in Dallas. Her photos are featured in
National Geographic’s The Other Side of War: Women’s Stories of Survival and
Hope, Bhutan, The Making of an Activist and Call to Love: In the Rose Garden with
Rumi, and they have been published in The New York Times, Ode and Yoga +
Joyful Living. Her fifth book, Pop-Up Pianos, was published in fall of 2012.
For all media inquiries, contact Delia Cabral at Deliacabral@me.com or Building
Bridges Art Foundation at adcgallery@gmail.com

Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 770-1961

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