Hales is excited to announce the inclusion of Chitra Ganesh in A Point Stretched: Views on Time at The San Jose Museum of Art, through 9 July 2023.
A Point Stretched: Views on Time presents artworks that stretch, warp, and compact the viewer's sense of time. By highlighting works that endeavor to conceive of time in unusual, mutable, and unfixed ways, the exhibition challenges the histor ies we tell and the expectations we hold for the future. From Chitra Ganesh's work blending truth and fantasy to depict the full range of a woman's life to Maia Cruz Palileo's kaleidoscopic representation of Filipino history and Ala Ebtekar's epic print-based work inspired by the moon, artists in the exhibition propose timelines without hierarchies of past, present, and future.
Memories, dreams, and reality blend in these galleries, as mold creeps across TV screens, apple orchards grow among discarded solar panels, and melting wax measures time. Generational, ecological, and cosmic time vibrate concurrently as long-ago ecologies and distant possible futures intertwine. Embracing scales of time from the microbiological to the interstellar, these artworks position our human existence within broader timescales to challenge our assumptions about human history, agency, and possibility in relation to the world-and universe-around us.
A Point Stretched: Views on Time
The San Jose Museum of Art
110 S Market St
4 November 2022 – 9 July 2023
November 4, 2022