The exhibition features a selection of new sculptures, consisting of materials such as petroleum jelly, paper, glass and plaster. Black’s practice prioritises the material experience over language, symbolism or narrative. Many of the works in the exhibition are conceived and realised within the gallery space.
Karla Black lives and works in Glasgow. She was born in Alexandria, United Kingdom in 1972, and completed an MA in Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, in 2004.
In 2011, Black’s work represented Scotland at the 54th Venice Biennale, and was the same year nominated for the Turner Prize. Karla Black’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2017); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2016-17); David Zwirner, New York, USA (2016); Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany (2015); Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland (2015); Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (2013); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2013); Gemeente Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands (2013); Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA (2012); Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin, Germany (2012); Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2012); Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (2010); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2009); Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (2009); and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2009).