Flickering Myths, Gallery Wendi Norris
Flickering Myths marks Ganesh’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast, introducing the audience to a rich offering of the artist’s work across media. The works in this exhibition show the artist’s current work at the intersections of science fiction and myth. Apocalyptic visions, inspired by science fiction elements, 1960s and 70s psychedelia, are generated in part by the artist’s recent visual research of erotic and political manga supported by the Art Matters Foundation. Ganesh’s emergent focus on science fiction considers the genre as a vital and ubiquitous form of contemporary mythic narrative, one which frequently poses timeless questions around the nature of human destiny, power, and time, while highlighting contemporary issues of great urgency such as environmental devastation, and the proliferations of technology and present day imperialisms.