Among Other Things (Redux)
Tue 17 Nov 2020 - Tue 15 Dec 2020
Phoenix Gallery | Closed Mondays
Various Opening Times (see event for details)
Due to the announcement of a second lockdown, our galleries are temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you back to this exhibition once the current restrictions are lifted. There is no doubt that things are a little different to when this exhibition opened earlier in the year. Find out about the extra measures in place and what you can expect from your visit to our galleries here >>
Our galleries are temporarily closed. When we reopen, we anticipate our gallery opening times will be:
As the public are welcomed back to Exeter Phoenix, Phoenix Gallery reopens with another chance to see work by London based artist Cherelle Sappleton. This exhibition features works previously exhibited in her exhibition Among Other Things, which was showing in our galleries when the UK entered lockdown in March, alongside some previously unseen pieces in a condensed and re-imagined solo presentation.
Cherelle Sappleton’s practice centres on an exploration of photographic media, utilising abstraction and collage to address problems she identifies with representing blackness and the (female) body as an artist. Using traditional, hand cut paper-collaging techniques alongside digital overlays and manipulation of scanned original images, she explores and responds to issues of representation, agency and the materiality of photographic imagery.
This redux presentation includes a new, fundraiser print, Rosso, available to buy in the gallery, the proceeds of which raises funds to support both Black Lives Matter and Exeter Phoenix.
To accompany her exhibition Cherelle Sappleton has generously made a new digital print available for sale, the proceeds of which will be divided between Black Minds Matter and Exeter Phoenix to support their charitable work.
Black Minds Matter UK support free access for black individuals and families to mental healthcare and black healthcare professionals. Exeter Phoenix provides opportunities, training and support to develop young and emerging artists in the South West.
To purchase the print, use the embedded merchandise page below.
Cherelle Sappleton lives and works in London. In 2019 she was awarded the London Print Studio Development Residency and was the lead artist for South London Gallery’s Big Family Press Commission. In 2018 she was the winner of the Denton’s Art Prize and completed a residency at Florence Trust, London.
She gained an MA in Fine Art from Central St Martins in 2013 after graduating with a BA Hons in Creative Arts from Bath Spa School of Art in 2006 and a Post Graduate Diploma from Byam Shaw School of Art in 2011. Sappleton is currently studying Sound Therapy at the British Academy of Sound Therapy.
The exhibition is accompanied by a text by Karin Bareman – independent writer on photography and visual culture – that draws out the importance that music plays to Sappleton’s practice. This text can be downloaded as a PDF here >>
Enjoy a playlist specially curated by the artist to accompany the exhibition here or below.
Scroll through a series of installation shots from the exhibition.