Charlotte Edey


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Year 2023
Medium Soft pastel on sanded paper
Dimensions 30.5 x 22.8 cm

About the work

‘Envelop’ is a soft pastel drawing on sanded paper that reflects on the porous architecture of the human body at the threshold of its outer environment. Edey’s work explores selfhood through the disembodying of subjects, examining the shifting historical, spiritual and environmental realms that shape and inform the plurality of identity. Working across drawing, textiles and sculpture, this material exploration expands upon her drawing practice. The language of mark-making is translated through extensive hand-embroidery and beading on tapestry, akin to stippling and hatching, forging direct relationships between line and thread.

Career Highlights

Solo and two-person exhibitions include: All Words Are Written In Water, Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2024); framework, Ginny on Frederick, London, UK (2023); The Inexpressible Is Contained, Sea View, Los Angeles, USA (2023). Group presentations include: Reading Stones, Linseed Projects, Shanghai, China (2023); Body Poetics, Giant Art Gallery, Bournemouth, UK (2023); Eternal Reverie, 1969 Gallery, New York, USA (2023); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, UK (2022); Body en Thrall, Rugby Art Museum, Rugby, UK (2022). Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Nasher Museum, Durham, North Carolina (USA) and The Royal Collection, London (UK).

← Chioma Ebinama

a beloved

Marcel van Eeden →


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