UMISAA Scholar, Ayesha Sultana’s recent solo project, "A Space Between Things", is an ongoing exploration referring the theme of landscape that threads much of her practice. She playfully sculpts material culled from found and reclaimed objects, revealing the transitory and fragile nature of our natural and built surroundings, signifying and revealing distance, movement and space. She draws the viewer into the intrigue she has for the process of making and reconfiguring, and creates an enhanced sense of suspense relating to the possible changes the work could undergo over time or through the hands of the artist. Key ideas of transience, contact, balance, weight, and collapse manifest in gestural arrangements with materials such as wood, metal, fabric, plaster, cement and glass.
This project was commissioned by the Samdani Art Foundation for the Dhaka Art Summit 2016. It was a part of the Solo Project section curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt.