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    Karla Black

Karla Black

Posted by Maya Davies,

Recently there has been a wave of exhibitions and press for all-female line-ups of artists and sculptors. Featured amongst them is Karla Black, a name you’ll start hearing a lot more. She’s tipped to win the 2011 Turner Prize, and is representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale. Her sculptures, often made from everyday materials, are part manipulated form, part painting floating in space, and part performance. Swathes of colour, texture, and sometimes scent lend her work an immediate presence; forcing us to regard familiar materials/substances in a new context when combined with a more traditional art palette.

Karla Black
What To Ask of Others, 2011
Polythene, Chalk Dust, Thread
120 × 180 × 100 cm
Installation view at Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Photo: Jonty Wilde
© the artist, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Posted by Maya Davies

Maya joined It’s Nice That in 2011 as our first ever events manager as well as writing for the site, in particular about architecture. She left in the summer of 2013.