The exhibition presents a series of photographs of domestic interiors taken in private homes in Washington DC and in Kolkata, India. These poetic images are devoid of people yet filled with human presence, leaving the viewer with the sensation that something has just happened or is about to happen. The photographs show found situations, untouched by the artist yet framed by him to highlight subtle details and unexpected juxtapositions.
Avi Gupta's parents emigrated from India to the United States and his work is influenced by the experience of growing up as part of the Bengali community in the Washington area. His photographs are both personal and linked to universal themes, with explorations of globalisation, value systems and cultural hybridity shown through the detail of domestic life. Avi Gupta is director of photography, publications at US News & World Report and his photographs have been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Times, and The New Yorker. His work has been displayed in exhibitions around the United States and is held in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.