Solo exhibition of new sculpture by Karla Black opens at Stuart Shave/Modern Art


LONDON.- Stuart Shave/Modern Art announces a solo exhibition of new sculpture by Karla Black. This is the artist’s first solo show with Modern Art. Karla Black’s sculptures are formed from materials that are loose, impermanent and fragile – combinations of various powders, make-up, toiletries, cellophane and polythene, along with more ordinary art-making materials such as paper, paint and plaster. The raw materials are at odds with what they become – often large scale, incredibly heavy sculptures that completely dominate and almost entirely fill the spaces they are in. Black’s practice has a theoretical underpinning in psychoanalysis, feminism, and specific points in art history that relate to ideas of formlessness and performative gesture. Nevertheless, she favours an approach to understanding gathered from the immediate physical and material experience