The exhibition brings together a new series of paintings, sculptures, photos and video, featuring Self’s continuous study on the bodega, inviting audiences to gain a better understanding of Black-American metropolitan life.
“A lighthouse in an ocean of gentrification, a relic from times past. ” As Self suggested, “The bodega is and was a space created for people of color by people of color, to serve the needs of communities of color. A hood menagerie, the bodega is emblematic of black metropolitan life. ”
Tschabalala Self (B.1990 Harlem, USA) lives and works in New York and New Haven.
- Tschabalala Self Wild Cherry Berry Dimensions variable 2017 Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias, London