Guyanese-born British artist and photographer Ingrid Pollard’s Turner Prize-nominated exhibition Carbon Slowly Turning will be presented at the gallery this summer (9 July – 25 September 2022). Created In partnership with MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, this is the first exhibition to fully explore Pollard’s experimental works, from the 1980’s to the present day.
The exhibition, which will span Turner Contemporary’s first-floor galleries, is Pollard’s first major survey and examines her substantial contribution to British art. Her work explores how images and identity are constructed, especially in representations of history and the landscape, working with film, photography, installation and sound. Neither a retrospective nor a chronological display, this exhibition interrogates Britishness, race and sexuality.
Turner Contemporary will exhibit an exclusive series of black and white photographs titled ‘Bursting Stone’ and the prints commissioned and shown at Glasgow Women’s Library of Lesbian marches.
The exhibition will also feature Bow Down and Very Low -123, (2021) a series of 3 kinetic sculptures made with found objects, in collaboration with Kinetic Artist, Oliver Smart. In her research and investigation of the body in action and in repose, Pollard has worked with film archives and contemporary media to create, collaboratively, a new kinetic sculpture incorporating three ‘characters’. Using the familiar gesture of bowing and curtseying, Bow Down and Very Low -123 references our shared history of power relations and resurgence.