Exhibition Review - Yinka Shonibare MBE: '...and the wall fell away' Stephen Friedman Gallery, London till 11th Nov 2016.

Image of Stephen Friedman Gallery, London with art exhibition review by Drenched Co.

“the mockery was born
 from misplaced embroidery
 of traded thread"
- Drenched Co.

Comment: "In this exhibition, Shonibare's art is once again about 'purloined seduction or pretend authenticity'. To me, Shonibare's magic lies in his contextual use of wax batik textiles. The voluptuousness of his fabric and its garish patterns always seduced and was slow to the gaze. Each fold and weave of the material often played with you before abandoning you to confused signifiers. To me, meanings are woven into the fabric itself and do not simply translate into flat, vernacular patterns of African ethnicity. But sadly, the fold, pleat and stitch is no longer." - Jayzee

See http://www.stephenfriedman.com/artists/yinka-shonibare-mbe/
See also http://www.soaked.space/2016/10/exhibition-review-yinka-shonibare-mbe.html
See also http://www.woundsthatbind.com/2016/10/exhibition-review-yinka-shonibare-mbe.html

Caption: Image above: Installation view  Yinka Shonibare©  Stephen Friedman Gallery, London 2016 
Image courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photography Mark Blower.

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