Raishad JaBar Glover
Divya Murthy's describes the exhibit as:
"...multiple artists and “integrators” chosen to collaborate within the history, ecosystem and environmental structures of the lush 4- acre wooded Russ Pitman (RP) Park. Utilizing a variety of source materials, artists make scientific investigations, explorations, and historical references through installations and time-based events. These on-site artists’ projects hope to highlight the process of collaboration, whether voluntary or involuntary, on all its participants- the artists, community, non- human organisms, and human visitors."
Divya Murthy is a photography based installation artist. For the past three years, her major endeavor, "The Homeland Project," documents the development and destruction of her neighborhood in Southwest Houston through large-scale panoramic photographs and environmental installations. Her work deals with her own comprehension of a homeland identity. She was born in Bangalore, India, but moved to America as a young child and grew up in Houston, Texas.
Murthy has exhibited at Galveston Arts Center during Fotofest, in Houston at The Williams Tower Gallery and the Houston Center for Photography, Miami, New York, and Boston, MA. She is a recipient of the En Foco New Works Award, a Houston Center for Photography Fellowship, The Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography and an AIGA World Studio Grant.
Visit the exhibit at Russ Pitman Park, 7112 Newcastle daily from 9.30 am - 5.30 pm until May 13th.