Is this Love?

Is this Love?

Is this Love?

A Pride Month Visual Art series by Uday Dhar

Personal Note:

My art practice has focused on how as an immigrant to the United States that experience has enlightened me. The fact of immigration is a “double vision” which has great relevance to current political and social discourse.

Immigration to another country is two sided – there is a sense of dislocation, but it is also filled with possibilities. The greatest of these possibilities is the freedom to explore - the most potent being the expression of same sex desire. It takes on a special significance because it is so fraught with history and is restricted in so many places and ways  including the United States until 1969.

My partner, who grew up in the former East Germany in the 1960’s, and I who grew up at the same time in India, both instinctively understand the constraint of social norms. But the fact that we met in Berlin, and have been able to forge a relationship, speaks to the power of love that can overcome differences and histories. The rapid change of society’s progress in its acceptance of same sex desire and love is what we celebrate.

 

Ruth (an apology)

Ruth (an apology)

TOUGH

TOUGH