Ceramics, Textiles and Works on Paper
8 – 30 July 2016
Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE
Private view Thursday 7th July, 6-8pm
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Friday 11th November, 6.30 – 8.30pm
V&A Museum, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL
This new body of work by Mawuena Kattah incorporates bold textile design, large scale ceramics and intimate works on paper to create an immersive display at Tenderbooks. Drawn from an extensive personal archive of family photographs taken in Ghana, and new studio photographs of family taken in London, Kattah’s works bring people and pattern together in complex, vibrant compositions.
In her first solo exhibition, Kattah will transform the downstairs gallery and display windows at Tenderbooks with bolts of her silk and cotton fabrics, bespoke furniture, vivid pictorial ceramic vessels, a ceramic tile frieze, and small works on paper.
Throughout the exhibition, Kattah will be in the gallery working on her new artist’s book, to be shared later this year in an event at the Victoria and Albert Museum, alongside new film works documenting her varied explorations of pattern and portraiture.