Past Exhibition Highlights
“Stories to Tell: Africans and the Diaspora Respond to the Lang Collection,” African Gallery, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 30 April 2016 – 8 April 2018.
For the “Stories to Tell” exhibition, I responded to the Lang Collection of African Art by creating an original sculpture based on a very old Shona proverb from Zimbabwe that speaks to the idea of subjectivity as relationship with others.
“Dig: Chaka Chikodzi, Ben Darrah, Pat McDermott, Joan Scaglione, Su Sheedy, Sharon Thompson.” Contemporary Feature Gallery, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 30 April 2016–7 August 2016.
A presentation of six inventive contemporary art practices from Kingston, this exhibition draws together works of striking material intensity that break up paths of ordinary sense and action to expose uncommon potential. Featured works include stone sculpture by Chaka Chikodzi, wall assemblages by Ben Darrah, Pat McDermott’s distilled figurations, sculptural pilings and swells by Joan Scaglione, Su Sheedy’s encaustic colour quarries and Sharon Thompson’s shimmering oil and sand paintings. By tracing the sensuous pull between artistic sensibility and wood, wax, stone and paint, these artists make new and surprising contributions to primal artists’ activities: building form and cleaving matter to free an unexpected life.
“Howzit?” A Conversation Between Chaka Chikodzi & Voti Thebe, at Abozzo Gallery, 401 Richmond Galleries, 20 August – 26 August 2015.