1 - 21 November
2 - 7 November
Cromwell Place: Viewing Rooms 3&4
Cromwell Place, 4 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JE
Tuesday: 10am-8pm (by appointment only)
Tiwani Contemporary is pleased to present work by London-based artist Miranda Forrester for Art x Lagos viewable both online and physically at Cromwell Place in London.
Miranda Forrester explores the queer Black female gaze in painting vis a vis the history of men painting womxn naked. Her work addresses the invisibility of Black womxn in the western history of art. She investigates how painting is able to re-articulate the language and history of life drawing through a queer Black feminist and desiring lens. In doing so, she depicts what the male gaze may not be able to see.
Forrester says: “My work, is a celebration of womxn’s bodies, the joy in occupying feminine identities and being in relation with one another.”
Miranda Forrester lives and works in London. She holds a BA in Fine Art Painting from the University of Brighton
Recent exhibitions include Poetic Sustenance at Tiwani Contemporary (group - 2021); Abode, Guts Gallery, London (solo - 2020). Other shows in 2020: Every Woman Biennial, Copeland Gallery, London; Top 100 (The Auction Collective), London; When s**t hits the fan again, Guts Gallery (online); Miranda Forrester & Emily Moore, Phoenix Brighton; Narrating Life, Studi0 gallery, St Moritz, Switzerland; Pending, San Mei Gallery, London; Antisocial Isolation, Saatchi Gallery, London; Begin Again, Guts Gallery, Online exhibition raising funds for The Free Black Uni; FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London. In 2019: PLOP End of residency show, The Koppel Project; Mercurial Matters: The Organic Feminine, Lock-in Gallery, Hove; How did we get here - Decolonising the Curriculum, Brighton University, Brighton.