New Exhibition: Laylah Ali – The Kiss And Other Warriors

New Exhibition: Laylah Ali - The Kiss And Other Warriors

“In my new drawings, I aim to fuse recognisable types with question marks, fuse known narratives with things that are not as easily articulated. The inbuilt narratives within what is recognisable give the viewer a place to start. So, we might start with what looks like a kiss, but what kind of kiss is this? Who are these people?” Laylah Ali

“In my new drawings, I aim to fuse recognisable types with question marks, fuse known narratives with things that are not as easily articulated. The inbuilt narratives within what is recognisable give the viewer a place to start. So, we might start with what looks like a kiss, but what kind of kiss is this? Who are these people?” Laylah Ali

Opening at inIVA on 17 January 2007, the kiss and other warriors is the first UK solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed artist Laylah Ali and will comprise of paintings and newly commissioned drawings. Playful while at the same time deeply disturbing, the cartoon-like imagery with their ambiguous narratives offer uncanny resonances to present-day conflicts and continues her exploration of the social dynamics of violence and cultural difference.

Born in 1968 in Buffalo, New York, Laylah Ali studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received a MFA in painting from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri in 1994. Her exhibitions include solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis; and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York among others. Her work was also exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2003) and the Whitney Biennial (2004). Ali lives and works in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

the kiss and other warriors exhibition is curated by Cylena Simonds and is part of inIVA’s Winter 06/07 season. Ali has produced a publication, Notes with Little Illustration, in conjunction with the exhibition and her work is also featured as part of an Alien Nation group show at the ICA from 17 November 2006 – 14 January 2007.

Region: All
Venue: inIVA
Venue Address: 6-8 Standard Place, Rivington Street, London
Website: http://ww.iniva.org
Press Tickets: Not Specified
Sponsorship: Not Specified
 
Press Tickets:
Name: Josie Ballin