Maxine Walker: Untitled

26 Apr 2019 – 17 Aug 2019

Event times

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 11am - 6pm

Wednesday - 11am - 6pm

Thursday - 11am - 9pm

Friday - 11am - 6pm

Saturday - 12pm - 6pm

Sunday - Closed

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United Kingdom, United Kingdom


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Reintroducing a pioneering artist whose practice focused on representations of black womanhood, Maxine Walker: Untitled is a poignant exploration of identity by a young artist at the height of her career - using photography to interrogate the intricacies of skin, blackness and being.


Active between 1985 - 1997, this is Maxine Walker’s first solo exhibition in more than twenty-two years.

In her seminal series of self portraits Untitled (1997), Walker draws our attention to the features of her face in closely-cropped black and white photographs. The sequence of ten portraits share a charged visual journey as she seemingly peels away layers of her surface skin, conjuring a narrative that is more sinister than playful, intimating that her blackness cannot - and must not - be stripped away. Magnifying the delicacy of her skin, we are invited to consider complex notions of beauty, masquerade, and vulnerability. 

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