While her foray into painting and sculpture as an artist may not have been very long, Karen Black has established a distinctive practice and garnered many accomplishments in a short period of time.
Karen’s paintings explore loaded social and individual narratives that blend the historical with the mythical, traversing the complex interchange between the personal and the political.
In 2015, Black returned from a stint at the Turkish/Syrian border where she worked with Syrian refugees under the umbrella of the Karam Foundation’s Zeitouna mission. The experience has had an impact on her work.
There is an atmosphere of fear and despair in Black’s work, the direct result of her contact with people who are suffering in the face of a politics-gone-mad of war zones, where there is no honour and no relief for its innocent victims. Her worth as a painter comes from her ability to couch these threats in terms of beauty.
Opening Reception: Saturday, 25 November 2017, 5-7PM at Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore
Venue: Sullivan+Strumpf, 5 Lock Road #01-06, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108933
When: 25 Nov - 22 Dec 2017,