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About the exhibition
The New Art Gallery Walsall presents a major exhibition of new sculptures by critically acclaimed Scottish artist Karla Black. This is the artist’s largest UK solo exhibition to date, providing a rare opportunity to see her work in depth.
Karla Black explores materials for their physical properties, from products such as cotton wool, make-up, Vaseline and jewellery boxes to those usually found in fine art: powder paint, cartridge paper, watercolour ink, chalk, and cellophane. These loose, raw, folded or contained materials become site-specific works that hang, hover, rise, scatter, heap, leap and spread.
Utilising the large open plan galleries on Floor 3, Black will make two multi-faceted, room-size works and a number of singular sculptures. In the Gallery’s Window Box overlooking Gallery Square, Black has also created a specially commissioned work, Never Known To Figure, a painterly sculpture that is at once suggestive of a sweet shop, make-up counter, and an exuberant Baroque living room.