Washington, D.C. (August 27, 2014) – The Georgetown University Spagnuolo Art Gallery presents just like – an exhibition of paintings by Sangram Majumdar. Majumdar is a painter who works primarily from direct observation using objects and spaces that are either found, altered or completely handmade. The title alludes to our predilection of naming as a way of understanding our own experiences. But how much recognition is needed for us to empathize with this experience? Thematically, the works in this exhibition only hint at nameable spaces, forms, or figures. Instead they inhabit the condition of the ‘in between’ – formally, metaphorically, and within genres. Each painting argues for a space that is visually legible but factually open-ended.
Born in Kolkata, India, Majumdar has an MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and has lectured on his work at numerous colleges. Recent exhibition venues include the Katzen Arts Center, American University, DC; Salon Zürcher, Paris, France; Tracey Williams Ltd, NY and the 2010 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY. His awards include a MacDowell Fellowship, a residency at Yaddo, the 2009-10 Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Space Program Grant, and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants. Majumdar lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2003 he has been teaching painting and drawing full time at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is represented by Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NY.
The exhibition is on view from September 10 – October 12, 2014. On Wednesday, September 10 there will be an artist’s talk from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Spagnuolo Gallery, and a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Walsh lobby.
About the Georgetown University Art Galleries
The Spagnuolo Gallery is located in the Georgetown University Walsh Building, 1221 36th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20057. Gallery hours are from Wednesday – Friday 12-7, Saturday 12-5, and Sunday 11-4. The gallery is free and open to the public. For directions and additional information, visit http://art.georgetown.edu/galleries.