For her first solo exhibition with the gallery Modern Art in London, the Scottish artist Karla Black presents new sculptures that utilize light and transparent materials. While the first room is almost empty with the work focusing on the display window, the second exhibition space is dominated by a structure that reminds of a streamer. A closer look shows that there is powder paint pigment on the cellophane and on the floor, as if the artist had powdered the work. All works, including the three cellophane balls in the downstairs space are held in pastel colors.
Karla Black was born in Alexandria, Scotland, in 1972. She studied at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow. Karla Black represented Scotland at the 54th Venice Biennale. She was shortlisted for the 2011 Turner Prize. Solo exhibitions include Ten Sculptures, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (2010); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2009); Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (2009), Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (2009); and West London Projects, London (2008). Karla Black lives and works in Glasgow.
Karla Black / Solo Exhibition at Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London. Opening reception, February 22, 2012.
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