I've Got You Covered, 2021
Indigo, oil, ink pastel and wax on canvas
Wall installation with wooden rods, 152 x 122 cm
This work has been featured 2021 by Artsy "Curatorial highlights standout works by Black figurative painters across the globe"
The figures in this series are not so outwardly celebrating, with the aim to show audiences new cultural spaces, but instead the larger works such as I’ ve Got You Covered are encapsulating, inviting the viewer into an intimate space and calming environments that the subjects are placed in. It is warm and cosy and the viewer is able to imagine the physical space taken up in the bed. The materialit y of the larger works which use textile to imitate bedding, enhances the interpersonalit y of this snapshot of a love story that shows the subjects always touching, their codependency and romance. The perception is shifted as the audience enters into their sleeping space, where the promise of dreams and contemplative time is tangible. The combination of painterly elements, wax outlines and batik backgrounds create layered elements almost as if you can feel the duvet of the bed the two subjects are sleeping in. The repetition of these ideals throughout the series exemplifies regular portrayals of queer Womxn.
- Pacheanne Anderson, Art Writer
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