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Emmanuel Awuni
opening on the 16th of April 2021 
through to 6th June 2021

Open by appointment, book here

The exhibition, ‘Hammer’ is comprised of selected materials, from painting and sculpture to sound and performance by Emmanuel Awuni, inspired by a passage from Toni Morrison's Beloved:

“With a sledge hammer in his hands and Hi man’s lead, the men got through. They sang it out and beat it up, garbling the words so they could not be understood; tricking the words so their syllables yielded up other meanings.” 

Hammer is an operation following the stitched tracks of ‘g’, the layers of the work tracing back to the importance of Black African oral culture to deep roots of black oral culture juxstaposed with litreature and visual image. Translating the relationship between processed materia paint text

The exhibition entails a sound installation and performance from Emmanuel Awuni. Two small speakers will be placed outside the gallery as part of the collection of artworks on display which includes sculpture and painting. The output from the sound is designed to establish a conversation and relationship between interior and exterior.

The gallery will be following the guidelines of lockdown as such a licensed security will be at the door to control the number of people allowed in the space which is a maximum five people security will also maintain and police social distancing rule if necessary. The exhibition will be open to the public people are encouraged to engaged with the artworks on display however there would be no supply of alcohol from the gallery.

List of works

1. yh bre rabbit, 2021, spray paint, 54 x 74cm      

Interior install shot

2.OFF IC3, 2021, Jesmonite, Spray paint, Steel scaffold
  8ft high

3. IC3 man Red Heart, 2021 print on pink paper with finger prints in custom wooden frame
   24cm× 33cm

4. Otitis, 2021 oil, pastel charcoal on canvas
   120 x 180cm

5. Hammer, 2021
Music and DJ Performance on both the opening and closing 
Emmanuel Awuni Djaying Through The Window

Rachel Jones with Gunsmoke

Rachel Jones with Emmanuel Awuni

Yasmin Akim and Daniel Rockman

Ayesha Tan-Jones and Monique Etienne Upon Arrival

Ayesha Tan-Jones, Leroy Simpson and Monique Etienne

Melissa Newbery-Welcome and Farrah Riley Gray Posing with their Sandwiches

Jenkin van Zyl with Ayesha Tan-Jones

Fikayo Oloruntoba aka Swampmangram with Ayesha-Tan Jones, Monique Etienne and Emmanuel Awuni

Emmanuel Awuni is a multi-disciplined artist living in London. He completed his undergrad at Goldsmiths University and is currently studying at the Royal academy schools. His work is concerned with the re-imaging of the architectural structures that construct our sense of hierarchy, space and time. Hip Hop is an integral element in the configuration of his practice, utilising that model to develop the poetics of relation between object and subject. Previous shows include:
Premiums, Royal Academy of Art, 2019
House of Togetherness, Harlesden High Street, 2020
Rather Be Your Lover, Underground Flower, 2020
Harlesden Safari Shop, BUNK Studios, 2020

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