cmYk
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom + Rochelle Fry
10-26 February 2017
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‘They get through, and then the pattern strangles them off and turns them upside down, and makes their eyes white!’
If those heads were covered or taken off it would not be half so bad.’  

The Yellow Wallpaper pg.12

Like the narrator, this exhibition encourages repeated examination to discover new patterns emerging both physical and cultural.

Starting with a silkscreen from a photograph of Bo-Diddley a founding figure of rock and roll. Cropping his head. Dipping each print into a yellow fabric dye bath.  Repeating the image and its process. Allowing different formations and nuances of the colour to emerge. Locating the unfixed nature of single images.

A silk sculpture hand dyed in yellow is supporting the flat planes of the gallery; ceiling to floor, composing a walk-through rectangle. A shaft of lightness intersecting the space.

Drawing from a rich history of migration and economy of cloth dying. Seeing roots of yellow dye. The use of natural materials such as turmeric to the growing demands of the colour. Evolving into the synthetic version common today. The interconnectivity between creative and created things, going beyond a western depiction.

cmYk is a collaboration of ideas by Appau Jnr Boakeye-Yiadom and Rochelle Fry.

 

 

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contact cmYk.yellow@gmail.com
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