GLENN KAINO – CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTERDecember 6, 2017Kavi Gupta is happy to announce Glenn Kaino’s solo exhibition, Glenn Kaino: A Shout Within a Storm Curated by Steven Matijcio, at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH. The exhibition will be on view from November 17, 2017 through April 22, 201
GLENN KAINO – DESERT XFebruary 23, 2017Hollow Earth is a sculpture made from glass and wood that creates the illusion of a tunnel descending deep into the Earth, housed in an abandoned shed. Once inside the darkened space, audience members become uneasy as they peer down a brightly lit and very deep-looking hole that drops into infinite darkness. Kaino’s work is a contemplative gesture that explores the complicated and diverse history of tunnel making, from the secret tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip to the common childhood (and Orientalist) fantasy of digging a hole through the planet and ending up in China. The title, invoking the numerous legends of a subterranean land, provokes the idea that the world is inside out – an overt reference to the crisis of our time. Paradoxically, as the viewer stares down at the piece, wondering about the depth of the tunnel, they are actually staring at themselves as seen through a series of mirrors. In this ironic case, art directly reflects (their) life and the meaning, value and power that they assign to it.