Private view: 8 August, 6 - 9pm
A series of works by a group of young and emerging artists, curators and writers of colour.
“Colour” is a noun. Colour is a property of the object or the subject. Colour produces varying sensations on the eye. Colour has the ability to be loved and be detested. Colour is subjective. Be it the abstract word of colour or the antonym of colour, these artists explore the varying definitions of colour and its many identities.
Many of the artists featured here at Willesden Gallery have been politicised by the current socio-political topics of migration, gender and race. They, as artists, address the question, “what does the idea of ‘colour’ mean to you and your work?”
As these artists are people of colour, they are the ideal candidates to address the current state of affairs. They are the generation to whom all these debates within political offices in the UK, the United States and worldwide will have the greatest impact on. In order for us to progress as a society, these are the people whose perspectives we must seek. “Coloured” perspectives.
The various artistic practices being debuted in this show display vividness in subject matter, drawing together the vibrancy of lived experiences through sculpture, painting, film and installation.
Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan, Glo Orpilla, Michael Taiwo, Sophia Abassy, Ashton Attz, Akari Yasuda,
Chi Bagtas, Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark, Carianne Annan, Shannon Bono and Queenie Djan
Curated by: Carianne Annan