Chinar Shah, Leslie Johnson and Smriti Mehra

Welcome to the Opening reception and Artist Talk at 5:30 -6:00pm, Friday 23/3, the Gallery is open 5-8pm.

A group exhibition organised by the three artist/curators; Leslie Johnson (Sweden), Chinar Shah and Smriti Mehra (India). 

Bubble, a globule of one substance in another, usually gas in a liquid; All bubbles pop A packaging material; All bubbles pop An anthropomorphic fish; All bubbles pop A type of non-volatile computer memory that uses a thin film of a magnetic material; All bubbles pop A chimpanzee; Pop bubbles An Act of the Parliament of Great Britain; All bubbles pop A 2005 improvised thriller; All bubbles pop  An interpersonal space; All bubbles pop Whoops a delay in the pipeline; Do Not Disturb.

The works focus on reality through their artifice, home versus status. Opening a space for contemplation through ”speaking twice”: the works have points of departure and then another complexity in representation of the gap between what we know and what we do not know. We break into the fantasies of real estate to lay it bare in its own bizarre syntax.

We use strategies, décor and the language of real estate market to create this body of work. In this hyper capitalist world where home does not only mean shelter, but also alludes to abstract notions of social status and investments, we create these pieces from behind the screen of flashing lights.

This work is a result of collaboration between three different individuals living in three different countries and two separate continents. Our concerns align and our practices intersect as we reckon our distance through skype calls and time zones.


All are artists, curators and educators and in the capacity of educators have developed, organized curated student exhibitions.  Leslie Johnson have worked for 20 years within the framework of art education broadening opportunities for students to exhibit internationally by applying for EU, SI and other grants and realizing student exhibitions in Moscow, San Francisco, Glasgow, Helsinki etc. In that capacity she has also recommended artists students and staff for numerous opportunities.

Smriti Mehra and Chinar Shah also curate student exhibitions. Smriti Mehra and Leslie Johnson produced a video projection event in Bangalore. Chinar Shah has worked with an apartment gallery in her home in Bangalore India since 2015 as well as in other cities. 

Supported by Göteborgs Stad Kultur – Pronto!

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