Thierry Goldberg Gallery inaugurated a new space with artist Tschabalala Self’s first solo show in Miami. Known for her sewn collage and assemblage paintings, which boldly examine contemporary perspectives on femininity, race and gender, Tschabalala Self’s new body of work further explores the environments of identity politics by focusing specifically on bodegas—public storefronts that serve as a hallmark of lower-income Black and Latins communities throughout New York City. Bodegas, often locally owned small businesses that sell a basic range of necessities and act as neighborhood hubs -bred out of exclusion- the bodega is a space that has evolved in cultural significance and function.
Tschabalala Self (b. 1990 Harlem, USA) lives and works in New York and New Haven. Her work is currently included in Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, at The New Museum, New York. Selected previous exhibitions include: Tschabalala Self, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland; Tschabalala Self, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK; A Constellation, The Studio Museum Harlem, New York; A Shape That Stands Up, Art + Practice (off-site Hammer Museum) Los Angeles, CA; Bodega Run, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK; Gut Feelings, Thierry Goldberg, New York; and The Function, T293, Naples, Italy.
Thierry Goldberg Gallery
151 NE 41st Street, PP133
Miami, FL 33137