Solo exhibition by Tschabalala Self at "Tramway" in Glasgow
On Friday 2 June preview of the solo exhibition by Tschabalala Self will take place at arts venue "Tramway" in Glasgow (Scotland). The show draws together works drawn from the first five years of her artistic career. The Lewben Art Foundation has loaned the work "Mane" for this exhibition.
Primarily concerned with the concept of the Black female body within contemporary culture, Self examines the confluence of race, gender and sexuality through a variety of forms and narratives in which each subject – or as she prefers, character – expresses an individually powerful identity.
In her bold, confident and vibrant paintings and works on paper, Self plays inventively with figuration, deconstructing and recreating the body, using various techniques, including collage. Pieces of collected fabric – sometimes African or African-inspired cloth given to her by her mother – and paper or perhaps sections of an earlier unresolved work, are sewn directly onto a work. Working in this way with mixed-media allows Self to blend fact with fiction, reality with imagination as she explores how the Black female body functions as a social and political symbol.
Read more about the exhibition here.
2017 06 02–08 20
Tramway, 25 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE, UK