Emma White : In the After

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8 March - 9 May | WPACC Foyer Gallery 

This series of new work by White navigates intergenerational legacy and the cathartic process of re-emerging after the loss of a mother. Through layered and foggy abstract representations, White’s paintings show undulating brush marks and vibrant earthy pigments that speak of landscapes, memory, and the ever-changing seasons of the North-East. The soft textural tapestries pay homage to a prolific textile practice that once belonged to her mother, existing now as rough and raw painted surfaces. The self-taught process of creating each hand-woven tapestry unpacks reflections of grief and acknowledgement of missed opportunities and traditions that would commonly be passed from mother to daughter.

 

 

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Image: Emma WHITE, Take it from Me, 2021, acrylic on cotton, ©Artist,