Tiona Nekkia McClodden: MASK / CONCEAL / CARRY
52 Walker is pleased to announce its fourth exhibition, MASK / CONCEAL / CARRY, featuring the work of Philadelphia-based artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden (b. 1981). The artist will present new paintings, objects made of materials both organic and inorganic, and videos that together foreground her research into the limits of embodiment and exertion as well as her interest in gestures of concealment.
McClodden’s expansive practice comprises film, installation, painting, and sculpture in addition to writing and curating. Encompassing the personal, the historical, and the mythic, her work considers the presence and absence of the black figure as well as the aesthetic strategies of illumination and opacity that subvert available modes of representation.
Forthcoming exhibitions at 52 Walker also include a solo show of work by Tau Lewis, opening October 2022, followed by a two-person presentation featuring work by Pope.L and Gordon Matta-Clark, opening January 2023.
Image: In the artist’s studio, 2022