Blueprints/At Owners Risk by Avantika Bawa
Washington State University Vancouver is currently exhibiting artwork by Avantika Bawa, assistant professor of fine arts. “Blueprints/At Owners Risk” is on display through June 28 in the Science and Engineering building.
The select works were once part of “At Owners Risk,” a show that was held at Suyama Space in Seattle. That installation addressed the function of the space as an architectural firm and gallery, while reflecting on its history as an auto body shop. The drawings currently on display were made while planning “At Owners Risk” and served as conceptual blueprints for the installation.
“I am interested in transforming the act of drawing into sculptural gestures that react formally and also conceptually to architectural spaces and their history” said Bawa.
Bawa is an artist, curator and academic. She has a Master’s of Fine Arts in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in painting from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India.