Cherelle Sappleton: Scan/Exchange 23rd Sept
As part of her Studio4 residency, Cherelle Sappleton invites women of colour, femmes and non gender confirming people of colour to have their favourite images of themselves, heroines or family members scanned at high resolution for FREE. In return, participants can opt to donate a digital copy of the file to her collection of source material which will go on to enrich and intermingle with her practice.
About the artist:
Cherelle Sappleton is a visual artist of mixed Dominican and Jamaican heritage based in London. Her practice is based in photographic media with a focus on the body, abstraction, performance and gesture.
Sappleton is also a member of the Black British Female Artist collective (BBFA).
As a collagist, Sappleton’s practice relies heavily on found imagery however, she felt mounting frustration due to the lack of people of colour and particularly women of colour represented in the fashion and editorial publications she used as source material. Born out of this frustration, Scan/Exchange looks to draw on the personal archives of fellow people of colour to not only use as material for her practice, but to also act to instigate preservation so that following generations are able to access imagery within families. Any donated files will be used to create new art work from in an attempt to weave the images and presence of black and brown women into the art historical narrative.
The event will take place on 23rd September, 11am-5pm, drop-in