About the Exhibition
A play on words referencing hip-hop culture, Preetika Rajgariah’s I Ain’t Sari presents an impactful visualization regarding women, race, and sexuality. Utilizing bold combinations of colors and textures, the viewer is drawn into the space to see brightly painted walls, intricately manipulated saris draped in nontraditional ways, and bodily sculptures filling the space that the audience must navigate through.
About the Artist
Preetika Rajgariah (b. 1985 in New Delhi, India) is a visual artist whose work explores complexities and contradictions that arise when cultures intersect and collide. Through textiles, adornment, collage, and paint, she creates interdisciplinary works ranging from bodily sculptures to performative works that challenge perceptions of exoticism and the sociopolitical standards in Indian and American cultures.