Join us for the opening night of Autograph's solo exhibition by Maxine Walker, reintroducing a pioneering artist whose practice focused on representations of black womanhood.
Maxine Walker: Untitled is a poignant exploration of identity by a young artist at the height of her career - using photography to interrogate the intricacies of skin, blackness and being. Active between 1985 - 1997, this is Walker’s first solo exhibition in more than twenty-two years.
In her seminal series of self portraits Untitled (1996), a sequence of ten portraits share a charged visual journey as she seemingly peels away layers of her surface skin, conjuring a narrative that is more sinister than playful, intimating that her blackness cannot - and must not - be stripped away. Magnifying the delicacy of her skin, we are invited to consider complex notions of beauty, masquerade, and vulnerability.
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Images, from top left: 1, 2, 4, 5) Maxine Walker, Untitled, 1997. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London. 4) Lola Flash, Sadako [detail], New York, 2008. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist. 6) Rivington Place, home of Autograph. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell. 7) Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora exhibition opening at Autograph, London, 2018. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell 8) Franklyn Rodgers: A Portrait of Loretta exhibition opening at Autograph, London, 2018. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell.