POSTPONED DUE TO THE UK LOCKDOWN
Block 336 will present two major installations by Birmingham-based, Trinidadian artist Karen McLean: BLUE POWER and Ar’n’t I a Woman!, bringing together two years worth of work. Informed by the artist’s experience of growing up in the Caribbean in the 1960s, McLean’s powerful sculptural work explores the symbolic and historical weight of materials and interrogates their relationship to Britain’s colonial legacy.
Block 336 Studio Resident: Sola Olulode
14th December 2020 – 14th March 2021
Block 336’s fourth studio resident is Brixton-based British-Nigerian artist Sola Olulode. Olulode’s dreamy queer visions explore embodiments of British Black Womxn and Non-Binary Folx. Working with various mediums of natural dyeing, batik, wax, ink, pastel, oil bar, and impasto she develops textural canvases that explore the fluidities of identities.
Block 336 presents a series of works on paper by artist Andy Holden, a coda to his exhibition The Structure of Feeling (A Ghost Train Ride). The works are preparatory sketches for the 3D film Even Darker Matter, the large central projection in the exhibition. They use sketches of iconic characters from the Golden Age of cartoons as explored in Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape.
View the work here.
17th September – 12th December 2020
Block 336 presented a solo exhibition by Andy Holden, in conjunction with Tom Worsfold’s The Sleepers. The exhibition (initially postponed in March 2020 due to COVID-19) was reimagined as a behind the scenes tour that took place on an absurd, melancholic funfair ride. A socially distanced “ghost train” ghost train guided through Holden’s desolate post-cartoon landscape, featuring short animated films, sculptural installation, and a large 3D film.