Arts Council Collection


2008 - Karla Black

© Karla Black; Unused To, 2007

Catch This: Karla Black

Longside Gallery
24 May - 29 Jun 2008
Karla Black's sculptures are made from some materials more commonly found in a domestic environment than in an art gallery. Unused To, 2007 was acquired for the Arts Council Collection last year and Catch This marked the first UK presentation of this work. Made using a variety of materials including sugar paper, ribbon, chalk, paint, body cream, hair gel and polythene, this most delicate sculpture was specially installed at Longside Gallery by the artist. Black has described her works as 'physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating', and her use of domestic and perishable substances has feminine and bodily connotations.