This new body of work by Jasleen Kaur for Humber Street Gallery began with the encounter of a text written by a member of the artists family; a charmed item acting as a point of connection to missing relatives.
The artist explores our relationship with visceral emotions such as grief and ecstatic healing, and unpicks the intricate and interconnected relationships with women who have shaped her. In this series of predominantly sculptural works, play and making become tools for memory and to create a new language for understanding the body and feelings.
Traditional practices and objects that facilitate healing are remixed. Works are ingested, processed by the gut beyond the gallery walls and excreted. The exhibition is a chance to engage with the body and senses, and to digest the work – quite literally.
Humber Street Gallery is a contemporary art space nestled in the heart of the city’s Fruit Market cultural quarter. Housed in a former fruit warehouse, the gallery will showcase the best in contemporary visual arts from the shocking to the sublime. The gallery seeks to generate debate, push boundaries, encourage new ways of thinking and inspire with a packed programme designed to appeal to those both familiar and not so familiar with the arts.