Pg Art Gallery is proud to present ‘In Between’, an exhibition by Reysi Kamhi, between April 13th and May 12th.
Just like plants striking root to the ground, people take root to the things and the land of the country they reside in. This, perhaps, is how identity holds on to memory... But what happens to people when their land changes? A new window opens before them. Yet the objects that are or could not be left behind keep remembering. Just like covering everything that has been left behind with vegetation, nature strikes its roots deep into the objects in this exhibition.
As Sabahattin Ali says in “Bir Orman Hikayesi” (Tale of a Forest), nature is the legacy we can leave behind for our children. Just like certain objects that pass on from generation to generation. Some of the objects from the exhibiton are subjective, some are anonymous while the owners of some others are known.
This exhibition is an attempt to hold on to and be covered with the past attachments of roots that carry the feeling of seperation, that change and grow within the years like everything else. The figures featured in the exhibition move around in the emptiness, disjointed from history and the habitants who own them. This is to greet a new life with a compulsory instinct.
Born in Istanbul in 1985. Before graduating from the Painting Department of Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, she took photography classes at Paris ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs). She finished her dissertation on memory and space in the city at Yıldız Technical University, Department of Art and Design. In 2009, Kamhi received an award at the 29th Contemporary Artists Competition, curated by Derya Yücel and Simona Vidmar. In 2010, she participated in the okul atölye workshop at Istanbul Modern with artist and collaborator Sarkis. On June 2016, she showcased her exhibiton titled "Düşünce Bahçesi" (Thinking Garden) at Galata Greek Primary School, following the three solo exhibitions at Pg Art Gallery. The artist also collaborated in many group exhibitions and is currently carrying out her works in Tel Aviv.