One of each limited edition will join the GWL Archive Collection, while the rest are being sold to raise money for the Library. This is your chance to buy an exclusive artwork and support the Library’s work at the same time!
Karla Black, Necessity, 2012
Sugar paper and body paint, Approximately 12cm (h) x 11cm (w), each work varies. Variable edition of 50, each work is unique.
This edition consists of 50 small sculptures that sit like greetings cards and, when owned as single objects, should be placed on already existing domestic furniture such as a desk, table, mantelpiece or shelf. They are made of sugar paper that has been smeared with peach, white and yellow body paint.
About Karla Black
Karla Black graduated from the sculpture department at Glasgow School of Art in 1999, and from the MFA in 2004. In 2011, she represented Scotland at the 54th Venice Biennale and was nominated for the Turner Prize. In 2012 she had solo exhibitions at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Modern Art, London and Dallas Museum of Art. Other recent solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Nuremberg (2010), Migros Museum, Zurich, Kunstverein Hamburg, Modern Art, Oxford, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Mary Mary, Glasgow (all 2009).
In 2013, she will have solo exhibitions at The ICA Philadelphia, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, and Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover.
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