Join us for the opening night of Lola Flash's first major solo exhibition in London. Working at the forefront of genderqueer visual politics for more than three decades, Flash’s work challenges stereotypes and gender, sexual, and racial preconceptions.
Her art and activism are profoundly connected, fueling a life-long commitment to visibility and preserving the legacy of LGBTQIA+ and communities of colour worldwide.
At the core of this exhibition is Flash’s series [sur]passing. Emphasising varying shades of skin tone, these larger-than-life portraits feature a spectrum of global diasporic figures posed against urban skylines - probing the impact of pigmentation on black identity and consciousness.
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Banner Images: 1) Lola Flash, Dominque, Brooklyn, NY, 2011. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist. 2) Lola Flash, Les, London, 2003. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist.
Page Images: 1) Lola Flash, Les [detail], London, 2003. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist. 2) Maxine Walker, Untitled, 1997. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London. 3) Lola Flash, Marvin, London, 2003. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist. 4) Lola Flash, Sondra, New York, 2008. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist. 5) Rivington Place, home of Autograph. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell. 6) Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora exhibition opening at Autograph, London, 2018. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell 7) Franklyn Rodgers: A Portrait of Loretta exhibition opening at Autograph, London, 2018. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell.