Karla Black

Contact Isn't Lost

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About this artwork

This large work fills and dominates the specified space it is created in. Comprising a variety of materials typical to Black’s work, the sculpture’s fragility contrasts to its commanding nature. The subtle pink colour is created with crushed children’s chalk, which, when combined with crisp white plaster and billowing polythene sheets, creates a sense of both movement and tranquillity. With its deliberate edges the work moves away from being purely gestural to demonstrate Black’s definitive decision-making process. Black’s intentionally evocative titles, such as ‘Contact Isn’t Lost’, highlight her belief that language occupies a secondary role in comparison to the work itself and the effect it has on the viewer.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Contact Isn't Lost
  • date created:
    2008
  • materials:
    Plaster powder, polythene, chalk dust, chalk
  • measurements:
    28.00 x 724.00 x 450.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the Iain Paul Fund 2009
  • accession number:
    GMA 5084
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Karla Black

Karla Black