Fri, Sep 08|
Haiga of Resistance : Body
Solo art exhibit of acrylic and haiku in thread by Taneesh Kaur
Time & Location
Sep 08, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
San Francisco, 1050 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
About the event
About the artist:
Taneesh Kaur is a teaching artist of East Indian descent based in San Francisco, a social justice advocate who uses nature to understand and dismantle systems of mental and physical oppression. Her visual art has been shown in galleries in the Bay and SoCal, and has received praise from the international Luxembourg Art Prize 2022. Their poetry appears in journals and anthologies, most recently Colossus: Body from Colossus Press. Their poetry full-length collection "Thawing" is forthcoming in 2023. Their essays appear on Dictionary.com, with research in the peer-reviewed journal Discourse Studies. Taneesh has a Master's in linguistics from San Francisco State University, with training abroad in Mexico and Chile. They will be braving the MFA world of writing at University of San Francisco in the fall. More of her work can be found in English and Spanish at www.TaneeshCantos.com.
About the art, a word from the artist:
My project Haiga of Resistance examines my trauma as a survivor of sexual abuse and female genital mutilation. The Japanese haiga tradition pairs haiku with visual images to provide incisive commentary. I have continued this tradition conceptualized the haiku to be woven into my paintings; only up close can you read the haiku.