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Tiwani Contemporary

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Tiwani Contemporary

Tiwani Contemporary, 16 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BP was the venue for Mary Evans: Cut and Paste, 14 September - 20 October 2012. From the Foreword to the Cut and Paste catalogue, written by Maria Varnava, Director of Tiwani Contemporary. “…Cut and Paste is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a commercial space in London even though she has been producing work quietly for the better part of 25 years or so. Mary is an artist that has consistently created work that is critical, of art historical value but also simply beautiful but not simplistic. “Our history beautifully echoed back”, “detailed simplicity” and an artist that allows you to “take time to reflect” is (sic) among the comments in our guest book. Indeed Mary provides her audience with easy entry points to view and engage with work that explores otherwise “difficult” subject matters.

…The title Cut and Paste reflects not only the literal sense of her artistic practice, but also invites the viewer to consider the implicatons of mass movements of people whether due to empire, trade or migration. Mary, like many of us, is not from one place and feels at home in multiple places, as she has been cut and pasted from Lagos to London several times during her seminal tyears. What is particularly beautiful of (sic) this negotiation is that we do not have to choose between all the layers that make us who we are.”

Cut and Paste was a substantial exhibition by Evans, featuring a range of work, including her trademark silouette figures and her investigations into the potent schema of the plan of the slave ship.

The gallery’s website is www.tiwani.co.uk


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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2012

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»  Mary Evans

Born, 1963 in Nigeria

»  Barbara Walker MBE

Born, 1964 in Birmingham