Beyond the Blue

Jackshainman Gallery New York, 2020

This exhibition imagines the looming catastrophe on earth as the planet’s resources are depleted and the questions of survival and interplanetary escape. Together, they act as a warning, imparting a sense of urgency before environmental displacement forces the population into space. The artist’s practice centres on environmental concerns and the consequences of industrialization and globalization.

Offering a counter to the conventional approach to environmental studies, Galhotra seeks to expand the discourse to include history, theory, political intervention, economy, tradition, and culture when considering the current state of environmental degradation. Her process-oriented practice is based on both research and intuition; her work dwells between the personal and public, reality and belief, and science and spirituality to explore the shifting landscape of society.