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  • Sosa Joseph, The Ferryman and His Jaundiced Child, 2019, oil on canvas, 107 1⁄2 × 57 3⁄4".

    Sosa Joseph, The Ferryman and His Jaundiced Child, 2019, oil on canvas, 107 1⁄2 × 57 3⁄4".

    Sosa Joseph

    Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke

    Sosa Joseph has lived most of her life by the Pampa River in Kerala, India. The fourteen paintings in her exhibition “Where Do We Come From?” did not stray far from its paddy banks. Each was a flash of something Joseph has remembered, half recollections that have come to her in sudden bursts. In A Viper in the Sugar Cane Field, 2021, for instance, we saw a crowd walking down a towpath lined with tall sawtooth cane leaves. The scene is blurred, as though sliding away, caught only for a moment before it disappears; it is tinged with uncertainty. A figure in repose, head tilted back, is being

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