ART NET NEWS – Featuring new paintings and sculptures, the body of work illustrates Sinnapah Mary’s ongoing exploration of her ancestral roots and relationship with flora and fauna. Originally from Guadeloupe, the artist explores her early identification with the Afro-Caribbean identity, and its evolution as she learned about her Tamil heritage, which in turn imagines a form of impossible return. Frequently referencing literature and poetry and using her work as a form of “visual notebook,” the show is at once deeply personal and collectively relatable. Sinnapah Mary’s pieces invite prolonged looking, parsing through the subtle yet immensely intricate patterns and details of her work to discover their stories and meanings.
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