KARLA BLACK │ Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin → 26 July 2015

Practically in Shadow, 2013, Plaster powder, powder paint, florist foam, bath bombs, nail varnish, polythene, thread, cellophane, sellotape. Hanging element: 840 x 870 x 80 cm Floor element: 160 x 1200 x 670 cm. Overall dimensions variable. Installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 2013. Photo: Aaron Igler/ Greenhouse Media

Cāla Blac z rgādd az wn v ɖ pạniyrñ cntmprri ātists v hr jeṇrešn. A Trnr Prîz nominī in 2011, š practisz a cnd v liricl ōtoṇms sculpčr, inflụnst bî sîcownaḷsis, feminizm n its impact on vižl āt. Blac’s wrc drwz fṛm a mulṭplisti v ātistc tṛdišnz, fṛm xprešnist pêntñ, landāt n pfwmns, t fwṃlizm.  Blac qesčnz ɖ rigrz v sculpčṛl fwm, n hr lj-scêl sculpčrz incwṗret modist evrde substnsz, alñ wɖ vri tṛdišnl āt-mcñ mtirı̣lz, t criet abstract fwmešnz.

Ɖ sait-sṗsific xibišn at IMMA wl priznt Cāla Blac’s xtrōdnri crietv âtpt, rvilñ ɖ ātist’s constnt čaḷnjz t privelñ consepts v sculpčr. Hr intrest in prôses hz led hr t xpand ɖ psbltiz v ẇčvr mtirı̣l š implýz; fṛm plastr, poḷʈīn, čwcdust n pâdr t îšado, nêlvāniš, fêc tan or tuʈpêst. Blac čuzz hr mīdia fr ɖer tactîl isʈetc apīl: ɖ fmiliaṛti v ɖ txčr v seḷfen or ɖ sént v czmetcs brijz ɖ xpirı̣ns v tanjbl matr wɖ ɖ intiṃsi v memri v ɖ sbconšs. Blac’s wrcñ prôses z intnsli fizicl n ɖs eṇji z cnved ʈru wrcs ɖt emfsîz hr fri, xperimntl wrcñ meʈd, cmbînd wɖ ɖ editñ, mytñ n rėnñ in v cerfl isʈetc jujmnt. Č eḷmnt in hr asmbḷjz  inṭcncts fizicl, sîc̣lojicl, n ʈı̣reticl stimylî ẇč r bʈ slfref̣rnšl n rlet t āt az a wîdr-wrld xpirı̣ns.

Xperimentñ wɖ wez t flôt mtirı̣l, fwm n culr at îlevl rmenz a constnt priokpešn in Blac’s wrc, n ɖs priokpešn rmenz az a ʈred in ɖ xibišn at IMMA, ẇč wl priznt Blac’s xtrōdnri crietv âtpt ʈru a siriz v ny wrcs têlrd fr ɖ spêsz at IMMA.

Cāla Blac hz stêtd in rlešn t hr xibišn at IMMA I am priokpîd wɖ trayñ t fînd wez t flôt mtirı̣l, fwm n culr at îlevl. Ovr ɖ yirz, I hv dscuvrd mc-šift sculpčṛl ṣlušnz ɖt alâ ɖs t hapn, ẇl actvli avýdñ ɖ obvı̣s tṛdišnl trôps – pêntñ a canvs n putñ it on a wōl, plêsñ an objct on a plinʈ or šelf ets. Ɖs priokpešn rmenz az I dveḷp xperimentešn fr ɖ IMMA šo.

Blac hz sd prīvı̣sli v hr wrc: Ẇl ɖr r îdiyz abt sîc̣lojicl n imošnl dveḷpmntl prôsesz held wɖn ɖ sculpčrz I mc, ɖ ʈñz ɖmslvz r acčl fizicl xpḷrešns intu ʈncñ, fīlñ, cmynicetñ n rletñ.

Abt ɖ Ātist

Cāla Blac (b. 1972 Alixandria, Scotḷnd) livz n wrcs in Glazgo. Š atndd Ɖ Glazgo Scūl v Āt (1995–2000 n 2002–04), cmplitñ BA (Hons), MPhil (Āt in Ōgnîzešnl Contxts), n MFA dgriz. In 2011, Blac reprizntd Scotḷnd at ɖ 54ʈ Venis Bienāle (Cāla Blac. Scotḷnd n Venis) n wz nominetd fr ɖ Trnr Prîz. Cāla Blac hz rīsntli md sôlo xibišnz at instityšnz includñ Kestnergesellschaft, Haṇvr, Jrṃni (2014); Instityt v Cntmprri Āt, Fiḷdelfia, FA, YSA, n Gemeentemuseum, Ɖ Hêg, Neɖrḷndz (bʈ 2013); Daḷs Myziym v Āt, Daḷs, TX, YSA; Schinkel Pavillon, Brlin, Jrṃni, n Gaḷri v Modn Āt, Glazgo (ol 2012); Kunsthalle Nurnbrg, Nyṛmbrg, Jrṃni (2010); Modn Āt Oxfd, Oxfd; Kunstverein Hambrg, Hambrg, Jrṃni n Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zŭrih, Switsḷnd (2009), amñ uɖrz. Hr wrcs r held wɖn mni prestijs c̣lẋns wrldwîd, includñ ɖ Scotiš Našnl Gaḷri v Modn Āt, Edinbra; Ɖ Hamr Myziym, LA; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zŭrih; n Têt Gaḷri, Lundn.

Ātiststêtmnt

Ɖ sculpčrz I mc r îɖr olmst objcts or onli jst objcts. I scrt in btwn mīdı̣mz, n ɖ wrcs r ofn nirli pêntñz, nirli insṭlešnz, nirli pfwmnsāt bt olwz, in ɖ end, vri defiṇtli sculpčrz.

Sculpčr z most xîtñ t m ẇn it stez clôs t ɖ fizicl truʈ ɖt ɖ objct z a faḷsi. I lîc t ʈnc abt hâ evrʈñ in ɖ fizicl wrld z îɖr flayñ tgɖr or flayñ apāt, az in mas bcmz eṇji bcmz mas bcmz eṇji agn. Fṛm âr limitd, hymn psepšn v tîm w cn’t acčli si ɖt hapnñ bt ɖt dz’nt čenj ɖ fact ɖt it z hapnñ. I lîc t rtād ɖ ptnšl v ɖ mtirı̣l wɖn ɖ sculpčr, so ɖt it rtenz its eṇji n its cpasti fr trnsfmešn.

I prîoṛtîz mtirı̣l xpirı̣ns ovr lanĝj az a we t lrn abt n undrstand ɖ wrld. T m, fr ol its obvı̣s acumplišmnts, lanĝj z an inadiqt n primitv tool.

Cāla Blac, 2015”

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