4me4you visits Pilar Corrias Gallery which featured artist: Tschabalala Self.
Self’s exploration into the cultural expectations placed upon the gendered and racialised body. Through her use of form and function, Self parses the iconographic significance of the Black female body in contemporary culture. In “Thigh High, the garments, shoes and accessories worn by the figures add a layer of complication to their form.
As silhouette emerge and disintegrate into the pictorial plane, the politics of identity jump to the surface. Shown in unison, the characters, articulated through stitch and textile assemblage, create a community and hold space for varied iterations of a shared experience.