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Influential Emerging

Ray Yoshida and Muhanned Cader

By Sharmini Pereira

RAY YOSHIDA, Poo!, 1999, collage on paper, 30 x 22 in. Courtesy Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia.  

In 1996, Muhanned Cader, then a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, rented a studio overlooking Bolgoda Lake, a picturesque reservoir outside the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Bolgoda was a prepossessing location to the young Cader, who was attracted to the quixotic local landscape. Here, Cader created a series of 40 paintings, “Nightscapes” (1999), which depict the view across the lake from the…

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