Thursday – January 12th, 11am – 7pm
Friday – January 13th, 11am – 7pm
Saturday – January 14th, 11am – 7pm
Sunday – January 15th, 11am – 5pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street – West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Wednesday – January 11th, 7-11 pm
The Photography of Lekha Singh
Lekha Singh is a multi-disciplined creative who channels her finely-honed artistry to expose life, death and the human condition. We experience her work as both serene and stunning. Peering more deeply, we enter a world that celebrates the eternal beauty found within simple subjects hidden in plain sight. Singh believes that within life's imperfection we have an opportunity to wonder and be amazed.
Singh has garnered acclaim for a body of work sourced from rich subject matter that challenges her audience to acknowledge and appreciate the familiar in the foreign and strange. Spanning multiple countries and diverse cultures, her work is a window to the world.
In her series Weeds, the artist examines the temporal beauty of oft neglected, unwanted flora. Her large aluminum photographic prints, characterized by anomalous angles and dramatic light contrasts, capture weeds in ecosystems around the globe. As the viewer steps into Singh’s perspective, these commonplace, tenacious plants become startlingly beautiful.
Singh’s series, Still Life, riffs on the long-standing tradition of still life painting. Several of the works are reminiscent of the dramatic still life works of the Dutch Masters – featuring untouched, spoiling food juxtaposed against a background of mundane blacks and browns. Similar to Weeds, Still Life presents the beauty inherent in simple moments and everyday scenes. Both series’ showcase Singh’s ability as a photographer and artist to reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Lekha Singh’s work knows no international boundaries. Singh explores the capacity to recognize the familiar in the foreign, the strange, the obscure and spans multiple countries, cultures, and ecosystems around the globe. Her major exhibitions — Created Equal, Nomadic Camera, African Journeys, and The Other Half: Women in Focus — have been shown in museums, including the Smithsonian in Washington D.C, and galleries throughout the United States. Singh’s photography books include Call to Love: In the Rose Garden with Rumi, Bhutan, and Pop-Up Pianos. Her work can be found in important private collections as well as public collections such as The Rubin Museum of Art and the University of California, Berkley.