Sumuyya Khader: Always Black Never Blue

15 Oct 2021-23 Jan 2022


Sumuyya Khader’s solo exhibition at Bluecoat reflects on contemporary life in Liverpool and explores people and place through illustration, drawing, print and painting.

The exhibition marks Khader’s first UK solo show in a public gallery and brings together work produced across her career to date. This includes a recent return to painting, the medium that first drew her to art, an artistic development that has been supported by a residency here at Bluecoat in the months leading up to Khader’s exhibition.

Khader’s paintings and illustrations capture fleeting moments and snapshots of daily life, originally captured by the artist photographing the world around her. Khader transforms these snapshots into her compositions, often by flattening images and mixing in abstract shapes, colours and rhythms.

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