Priya Kambli: Color Falls Down and Kitchen Gods

Kambli shows us that history is pliable - a medium to be worked and shaped to conform to current realities. Her enchanting opus is a tale of self-examination and transcendence. In brilliant fashion, she has woven a sublime narrative while creating a new mythology spanning generations and crossing cultural boundaries. Through it she honors family, mourns loss and absence, and ordains her children as rightful heirs to her fable. --Michael Mazzeo, New Works #15 Guest Juror

Celebrating New Works #15

"The artists selected for the En Foco Awards––Priya Kambli, Alejandro Durán, Brenda Perry, Adam Amengual, and Christine Nguyen––each employ contemporary strategies to further their ideas and concerns. Their methodologies include repurposed imagery, commercially inspired studio techniques, and site-specific installations constructed solely for the camera. Alluring and thought-provoking, their images beckon us with pure visual appeal, then seductively engage us in sober conversation concerning issues of identity, rehabilitation, environmental awareness, and ruthless assassination. Their projects come from introspection and empathy, from practices steeped in life experience and a keen appreciation of the human condition. In them, we recognize universal themes and familiar stories, invigorated and informed with new faces, new vocabularies and new histories." Juror Michael Mazzeo, New Works #15