As part of Temporal Turn, the Spencer’s major exhibition of contemporary Asian art, Indian artist Sahej Rahal will visit Lawrence during October and November 2016 to create new, site-specific artwork. In November 2015, Rahal visited the Spencer to conduct a site visit and began planning his installation, which will repurpose found objects from the University of Kansas, the Spencer Museum, and Lawrence recycling centers as armatures for futuristic sculptures made with cement colored to resemble terracotta clay.
Rahal graduated from the Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts and Crafts in 2011. His multimedia practice encompasses drawing, sculpture, moving image, and performance. His work is shown both in India and internationally. In addition to group exhibitions in India, in 2011 he had a solo exhibition Hardboiled Wonderland at Kunst (Zeug) Haus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. In 2014 he created a series of monumental terracotta sculptures at the Whorled Expectations, 2nd Kochi-Murziris Biennale.