Karla Black: GOMA Glasgow 2012

04Jun12

I enjoyed seeing Karla Black at GOMA in Glasgow. I love the way her work explores the following:

artifice

edifice

transience

decoration

femininity

reality

the unreal

theatre

drama

pretense

Karla Black will present major new sculptures in the grand ground-floor exhibition space of the Gallery of Modern Art.

Black is an artist who has achieved increasing international acclaim and attention in recent years, with the past two years showing a substantial shift in the scale and ambition of her work.

Black has exhibited nationally and internationally, recently with major presentations: for Scotland at the Venice Biennale, and at the Turner Prize exhibition at the Baltic, Gateshead (both 2011).

Her works range from the small scale to the monumental, from delicate suspended paper pieces to giant swathes of cellophane. Black makes process- based sculptural works; at GoMA she uses 16 tonnes of sawdust from pine, maple, yew, teak and oak trees. The site-specific sculptures are often fleeting, with unstable surfaces existing only for the duration of the exhibition.

This exhibition is supported by Gi – Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.
www.glasgowinternational.org

http://scottishartblog.com/2012/05/01/gi2012/

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One Response to “Karla Black: GOMA Glasgow 2012”

  1. I love Karla Black’s work. I wonder if I am right to see connections with the paintings of Katherina Grosse?


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