Arts Writing

Charged Voids: Avantika Bawa

by Christine Weber

In Charged Voids, Avantika Bawa employs the staging and support structures used in the
construction process to consider what is already constructed in new ways. Bawa spent a
month in residence at the North View Gallery, on the PCC Sylvania campus, installing a new
iteration of her Scaffold Series in response to the architecture. The gallery occupies one of the
original 1968 Brutalist buildings at Sylvania, furthering the exploration Bawa began with A
Brutal Affair
, a series of drawings and prints inspired by the monumental rawness of Brutalist
structures around the world, including in her hometown New Delhi. This exhibition merges
these series for the first time.