Karla Black (paperback)
This paperback publication explores Karla Black's tactile, confection like creations.
The large-scale forms of Scottish sculptor Karla Black (born 1972) evoke the pastel, towering layer cakes one might see in a bakery window. Materials include cellophane, plaster powder, lip gloss, glitter hair spray and tracing paper.
On viewing the world of Karla Black, we are immediately reminded of elaborate cakes from a society of wit and friendship, of extravagantly sized three-storied sandwiches, and of compost heaps. Multiple layers, insistently present materials and highly tactile and sensual delights dominate all her works.
Through our knowledge of art history we recognize the cakes from Claes Oldenburg, and the surface ornamentations, worthy of a master pâtissier, from countless images by Sigmar Polke. We have encountered layerings in the works of Robert Morris, Franz-Erhard Walther, Joseph Beuys, and Anselm Kiefer.
29.1 x 23.1 cm
192 printed pages
Susanne Figner (editor), Karla Black, Kestner-Gesellschaft (host institution)
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