“Games We Play” Art at the Barefoot Gallery in Sri Lanka

The Barefoot Gallery in Colombo, Sri Lanka, will be displaying an exhibition called “Games We Play” from August 22 to September 7.

Games We Play is a series of works on paper; an introspective study of card and board games infused with tropical pop bravado of South Asia and Californian sensibility by artist Josephine Balakrishnan. As a child games teach us to risk, barter, and fearlessly communicate. We learn the price of winning and losing to relationships. Because Cards, Monopoly, Chess, Risk and Bridge occupy our psychic energy it is fitting that we give these games homage. Because games pattern us we need to see the threads of our personality beneath the pattern.

I can’t see the connection between the sample paintings and board games, but maybe you can.

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