Gowri Sunder

Class of 2018


  • Earthly Delights

    This past Friday, Earthly Delights by fine arts sophomores Coco Allred and Sydney Krantz opened at the Frame Gallery. You can see the show from the street, an otherworldly blue and purple glow coming from inside the gallery. Draped from the ceiling are Allred’s beautiful paper cutouts that cast shadows of blue, green, and purple light across the room. An enormous curtain of holographic material ...

    Pillbox | December 4, 2017
  • No Different from Your Other

    Fleshy pomegranate carcasses and a shrine to a breast-shaped void are the centerpieces of undergraduate artist Darya Kharabi’s solo show No Different from Your Other at Carnegie Mellon’s Ellis Gallery. Playing with the sacred, damned, and macabre, Kharabi’s work explores the dark history of women and medicine. Matter-of-fact recordings of dehumanizing and horrifying past treatments for breast ca...

    Pillbox | November 20, 2017
  • We have a future, perhaps

    Audre Lorde wrote, “History is not kind to us / we restitch it with the living / past memory forward / into desire / into the panic articulation.”

    Pillbox | November 13, 2017
  • The Queen of Versailles

    The Queen of Versailles, directed by documentary photographer Lauren Greenfield, was not what I expected. Lauren Greenfield may be more publicly known from her commercial work, the “#LikeAGirl” ads for the feminine hygiene brand Always. Her personal projects include a photo book at an inpatient center for eating disorders, a series on money and youth in L.A., and photo series about girls in cult...

    Pillbox | November 6, 2017
  • It Happens Here

    In 1612, Artemesia Gentileschi was put on trial for accusing her painting tutor Agostino Tossi of sexual assault because the people around her assumed she was lying. The trial lasted seven months and subjected Gentileschi to torture and thumbscrews. At the end, it was Tossi who was punished and exiled from Rome, though he was never sentenced.

    Pillbox | October 30, 2017

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