Perminar Kaur: Final Reflections

When Permindar released her teddies into the exhibition, she invited a variety of responses. In her studio, Permindar had ownership of the installations, but in the public space of the gallery they are exposed to interpretation. Permindar has positioned herself as a caretaker of meaning, choosing to step back as the exhibition was installed, to pass responsibility for … More Perminar Kaur: Final Reflections

New Pieces

This week, Permindar has added several new pieces to her exhibition. Some are reclaimed and adapted previous works, while others are entirely new, and as yet untitled. At the front of the gallery, a table teeters on unstable legs. The legs are splayed irregularly, and terminate in sharp points which threaten to pierce the floor. Draped over the top is … More New Pieces

Teddies and domesticity

Permindar’s exhibition is now installed in the gallery, and reflecting on her outcomes, the artist has become aware of a connection to domestic spaces. The exhibition is a contrast of domestic objects and non-domestic architecture. The high ceilings and glass wall are far from homely, and yet Permindar’s installations partly transform the gallery into a … More Teddies and domesticity

Artists at play

As Permindar finalises some of the installations for her exhibition, she has found time for “play”. Her playful activities have resulted in a number of objects on the theme of clouds, that will not feature in the exhibition, but that have provided valuable distraction from the objects on which Permindar has been working since the start … More Artists at play

Permanent objects for temporary exhibitions

Permindar’s studio in the UH Art & Design building is currently littered with works-in-progress. There are interlinked copper rings blanketing a table, knitted foil in the corner, and various wooden and copper contraptions which support or enclose her ever-expanding selection of black and blue teddies.  She chooses not to work on one installation at a time, but … More Permanent objects for temporary exhibitions

Teddies, Teddies, Teddies

Most of the work that Permindar is currently producing in the studio features faceless black teddies. As seen in this previous post, teddies have featured in Permindar’s previous work in various other forms, camouflaged against a backdrop of similar fabric. Teddies appeal to Permindar as they are “half animal, half human” and allow her to critically consider human nature. … More Teddies, Teddies, Teddies

How Permindar’s residency will shape her work

In Permindar Kaur’s first few months at the University of Hertfordshire, she has identified several ways in which the residency has, and will, shape her work. “I have a set way of working”, she says, but the chance to operate in a new studio space will disrupt those usual working practices. The locations of her previous … More How Permindar’s residency will shape her work