Cooke Latham Gallery is delighted to host the group exhibition, (Dis)embodied Burdens, curated by Pacheanne Anderson including works by Erica Eyres, Enam Gbewonyo, Jannat Hussain, Holly Jackson, Elizabeth Prentis, Paloma Proudfoot, Rosie Reed, Anika Roach, Olivia Valentine, Courtenay Welcome and Rachel O-Williams.
Anderson states, 'Disembodied Burdens highlights and reimagines identity through a display of diverse contemporary feminist perspectives on the effects of physical and emotional stress on women's mind and bodies. The artists selected, are creating work that is in conversation with, and reflecting on the immense potential of the female form and how it can be influenced over time.The selection of artists for (Dis)embodied Burdens, brings together the thoughts and devotions of UK and Europe-based, living women artists, to create an authentic narrative that reflects on the stories and contemporary commentary from both Black & Poc women and White women.
This exhibition presents a selection of artworks and artists to uncover a breadth of similarity, relatability, nuance and difference. With a focus on highlighting the social disparities evident in each community's true lived experience as women, I am responding to the collective racialised social disparity I see evidently across the art market.'
Pacheanne Anderson is a curator, published writer and creative consultant. Their practice prioritises the voices and careers of (queer) Black British and diaspora artists and is centred around equity and diversity outside of institutional frameworks.