By Heike Dempster
Original Post: Art Districts Magazine
“Defiant,” at N’Namdi Contemporary, encompasses 13 multi-layered works by Neha Vedapathak in which the artist offers a view into her innovative practice and recent explorations of space and landscape while inviting the viewer to delve deeper, literally and conceptually, into the works she has fabricated.
Born in India, Vedpathak created the majority of the works in the exhibition while living in Phoenix, Ariz. and Detroit, Mich., where she currently resides and maintains her studio. Using a unique technique of paper plucking she created herself, Vedpathak presents works that explore a variety of subjects via concept and process as well as multiple layers of materials, texture and color. Vedpathak studiously maintains her focus on the artistic process, innate qualities of materials, mystery of nature, idea of the ritual, concepts and interpretations of time and in the contemporary notion of space. In “Defiant,” Vedpathak closely investigates landscape, light and architecture, as well as society living and moving within that landscape, specifically Phoenix and Detroit.