Burps, branches and bold exploration – Laced/Cut & Mix review
New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Seven artists with links to Africa explore the interweaving of history and geography – while another seven tackle Black British masculinities.
"Laced dials it up a few notches, uncovering links to history and geography, spreading connections out across the gallery like the delicately threaded textile the exhibition is named after. My green jumper starts to disappear into the green walls, which blends into Zohra Opoku’s photograph of lush foliage. Beneath the branches is an obscured female figure – I catch a glimpse of her eye, she stares back at me – and her immersion in the landscape questions my own relationship with the natural world."