WHAT DO YOU SEE, YOU PEOPLE, GAZING AT ME at Sadie Coles HQ
Sadie Coles HQ hosts an exhibition at their Kingly Street branch showcasing eight artists for 'What do you see, you people gazing at me.'
The eight artists behind this exhibition engage both two and three dimensional media to manifest the physical state of the body and its capacity for action - conjuring a dialogue with the viewers own sense of self. The use of figuration has often been used as a visual record of history - depicting a subject in a particular time and place.
For the artists in this exhibition, Natalie Ball, Kevin Beasley, Georgia Gardner Gray, Tau Lewis,
Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Simphiwe Ndzube, Agata Słowak and Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, figuration extends beyond documentation. Figuration is a tool of expression and new perspective. Certain works confront the inequalities of power via race or gender and redirect our assumptions of the histories and hierarchies they established. The works disrupt expectations about which bodies warrant representation and why.
Installation view, WHAT DO YOU SEE, YOU PEOPLE, GAZING AT ME, Sadie Coles HQ, London
16 November 2021 - 29 January 2022
Credits: © The Artist/s, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Photo: Robert Glowacki