Commissioned by Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Michelle has produced a series of photographic portraits looking at Sikh and Muslim teenagers in the City of Wolverhampton, exploring issues of identity, gender religion and dress.
Investigating the way young boys and girls interpret their understanding of their culture, religion and their personalities, her portraiture reflects an interest with the human condition. It can be seen as a social documentary of Wolverhampton tackling issues around social and cultural diversity.
Sat 28 Mar
2pm, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Interface will be launched on Saturday 28 March at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, with an opportunity to meet the artist. Also previewing will be the exhibition Photo ID: Young People from Wolverhampton, an education and outreach project displaying artwork created by young people as a result of workshops led by Michelle Sank. This will be on display in a brand new gallery space called the 'Hire Gallery', which will be made available from June 2009 to hire by local artists.
4 - 6pm, Gallery/Studio Cinema, Light House, The Chubb Buildings, Wolverhampton
Interface is a collaborative project with Light House in Wolverhampton who will be exhibiting previous projects Young Carers and Teenagers Belfast by Michelle from 27 March - 15 May 2009.
To celebrate the opening, Michelle will give an illustrated talk about how she creates portraits focussing on the nuances and norms of teenage identity in Europe. Followed by a chance to view the work with refreshments served in the gallery.