November 6 – 17, 2019
The show by Pria Muzumdar and Ulla Djelweh is a travelogue of memory. Abstract prints, experiments with paper and
photography capture fleeting moments of place, pattern, and colour.
Pria Muzumdar is an educator, painter and mixed and new media artist who integrates language, math, science and social studies in her work with children focusing on climate change, flow, DNA and microbes, world cultures, global artist influences, bio-diversity, social justice and equity. As an experienced teacher, Pria has an in-depth knowledge of curriculum expectations at all grade levels, and can build assessment strategies using visual arts. Pria has delivered visual arts programs in schools worldwide, and leads ICA artists in intersecting science and art, student-focused teaching and building rich story inspired arts education.
As a visual artist, Ulla Djelweh has embraced an open approach to creating. Not to be limited to a single medium, she has explored photography, painting (acrylic, encaustic, watercolour), printmaking (woodblock, etching, lithography), as well as sculpture, often combining these disciplines to create strong and unique images. This multidisciplinary approach has allowed for tremendous artistic freedom. Unencumbered, Ulla experiments with different techniques and explores varying themes and images to expose her particular point of view. A passion for travel, culture and nature is evident in most of Djelweh’s work. Subtle undertones within the work speak to her fascination with the sublime and the uncanny, all of which are faithfully intermingled with commentary on current political and social issues. It is her willingness to take risks and mix mediums that achieves a body of work, both thematically and visually provocative.