Friday, January 23, 2009

Karla Black

10 January - 14 February 2009 
Black describes her works as, "almost painting, performance or installation while actually, and quite definitely, being sculpture". These sculptures and their titles, form a struggle between material experience and language, where the former wins first priority. They are rooted in Kleinian psychoanalysis: direct, behavioural connections to the physical world that hold a tangible knowledge impossible to equal in words but still partially, while certainly inadequately, translatable. Words are important here when used in their rightful, secondary place, where the conscious mind enters the work, after the unconscious has already created the bulk of its physicality.

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