Brass, 2021

This ink drawing is part of the exhibition Who Blows The Horn? featuring London-based artist Phoebe Collings-James, on view December 7, 2021 — February 1, 2022. Her work spans various mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, sound, video, and performance. 

The works in the show are a meditation on the rhythms of drawing, revealing itself in gouges, ink scrawls, and pooling glazes, across two materially distinct but overlapping aspects of the artist’s practice.

Derived from a poem created during the ritual of a tarot circle, the exhibition’s title Who Blows The Horn? ruminates on the process of becoming and being in relation to self or community. Collings-James traverses a precarious edge, reckoning with the seeking of justice and knowledge, by way of an evocative symbology.

Phoebe Collings-James, b. 1987, lives and works in London. She has shown work internationally, including exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 315 Gallery, New York; Arcadia Missa, London; the Venice Biennale; Liste Art Fair, Basel; and most recently a solo show at Camden Art Centre. Collings-James has had performances and screenings at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Sonic Acts, Amsterdam; Café Oto, London; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She has released original productions with SERAFINE369 and Takuroku Records. Collings-James’ Mudbelly ceramics studio encompasses a shop and a teaching facility offering free ceramics courses for Black people in London, taught by Black ceramicists.

Ink and watercolor on paper

Custom framing recommended in Natural Walnut with artwork floated on archival mat board. Please see here for framing options and make a note of frame preference when checking out in the Order Comments.