Congratulations Yhonnie Scarce, acclaimed artist and Gertrude Board Member, on the exhibition Arrivals with Haffendi Anuar, Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Salote Tawale and Osman Yousefzada.
The exhibition opens at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham on Friday 10 June 2022, 6-8pm. The exhibition will be open to the public throughout the summer season, until 29 August 2022. The suspended glass installation, The Near Breeder (2022), explores the political nature and aesthetic qualities of the material – in particular corresponding to the crystallisation of desert sand as a result of British nuclear tests during 1956-63 in Maralinga, formerly part of the Woomera Prohibited Area.
The work is the culmination of Scarce’s Ikon residency (2020-22), developed in partnership with TarraWarra Museum of Art and consultant curator Hetti Perkins. Scarce’s concern for the environment is reflected in a simultaneous presentation at Palais de Tokyo - in collaboration with Ikon - as part of group exhibition Reclaim the Earth (15 April – 4 September 2022).