NOT BLACK OR WHITE
A colourful new exhibition at SoShiro Gallery London featuring over 60 works from Africa and the UK
Above image – Let There Be Calm by Lesego Seoketsa, South Africa
NOT BLACK OR WHITE is a new contemporary art, craft and design exhibition at SoShiro Gallery in Marylebone, London, featuring a collective of creatives from Africa and the UK who have reimagined the traditional use of colour and material.
These creatives are visual story tellers who have looked to their heritage, the natural environment, and personal narratives to activate their remarkable skills, exploration work and creativity. There is a sense of raw storytelling and palpable emotion that can be felt from the pieces they have created.
On show will be paintings, textiles, sculptures and design pieces in glass, metal, and wood – a total of over 60 works created in London, South Africa, Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast, and other African countries.
The show will run alongside a lively program of performances, talks and salons featuring some of the artists for a dynamic shared experience of the show.
Kenyan-born gallery owner Shiro Muchiri said, "Not Black or White is a show that brings together artists and craftsmanship of courage and thoughtfulness. The works on show are a testament to the many global, community and individual human aspects that need to be learnt, supported, and celebrated.
The show demonstrates the power of contemporary art taking on the challenge and doing its part to help us visualise different and endless colours, making us more aware of the world we live in, the injustices that exist, the need for the love we give, and the need to preserve our heritage and the stunning natural environment that surrounds us - to realise that it’s all in the colours."
The Exhibition is free to attend but visitors must book a time slot by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
24 February to 17 March 2023
Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Outside hours: email your request to email@example.com
Above image - Gotta have it all by Nene Mahlangu, South Africa
Above image – A paradox in my “blackness” II by Nthabiseng Boledi Kekana, South Africa
Above image – ‘Ares’ by Cathryn Shilling, United Kingdom. Courtesy of Vessel Gallery
Above image – Under the Influence V by Chris Day, United Kingdom. Courtesy of Vessel Gallery
Above image – Echo Lamp designed by Brendan Ravenhill. Made by Maison Intègre in Burkina Faso
The show is in collaboration with:
Art & Exception
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org