May 1 –
August 30, 2020
For this unprecedented moment, Divya Mehra shares with us a series of postcards inspired by the late cartoonist Skip Morrow. The collection of drawings are executed in the same style as Morrow’s out-of-print 1983 book, The End, which humorously depicts the banal and absurd demise of this world, in a variety of circumstances, over and over again. As we wait for the other side of this crisis, Mehra reimagines Morrow’s cartoons for these end times, with BIPOCs being witness to the end of the world as white people carry on as usual. In her signature satirical and acerbic tone, Mehra reminds us that in actuality our end began long, long ago.

Known for her meticulous attention to the interaction of form, medium and site, Divya Mehra’s work deals with her diasporic experiences and historical narratives. She incorporates found artifacts and readymade objects as active signifiers of resistance or as reminders of the difficult realities of displacement, loss, neutrality and oppression. Mehra works in a multitude of forms, including sculpture, print, drawing, artist books, installation, advertising, performance, video and film.

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The End of You, a series of postcards by Divya Mehra

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