Tiwani Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
29 May 2014 - 05 Jul 2014
Tiwani Contemporary presents Mutations, an exhibition showcasing recent works on paper by four international artists: ruby onyinyechi amanze (Nigeria/US), Douglas Rodrigo Rada (Bolivia), Helô Sanvoy (Brazil), and Shoshanna Weinberger (Jamaica/US). All artists have exhibited frequently and across the globe, though this is the first time that their work is shown in the UK.
Amanze, Sanvoy, Rada and Weinberger follow distinct conceptual trajectories and approaches to drawing. The works in the exhibition are broadly diverse in technique, scale and imagery, but share an interest in pushing the boundaries of drawing as a medium and in asking essential questions around fixed categories of both forms and identities. Drawing (a line) is, by essence, defining a threshold, however the works in Mutations focus on the hybrid, the liminal, the fragmented and the de-centered as fundamental elements of the human experience, and as devices to probe the possibilities of the medium. Notwithstanding the plurality of their practices, the artists in the exhibition posit their inquisitive approach to the ever-evolving medium of drawing as a vehicle to explore ideas around shifting identities, hybridity and alterity.