Myra Greene: “Undertones” at Corvi-Mora, London

Mar 20, 2018 / BLOUIN ARTINFO

“Undertone (#60, #21, #35, #47),” 2017-2018 Myra Greene (1975, New York) 
Glass ambrotypes; Framed: 4 parts at 27.9 x 27.9 cm, 11 x 11 inches each 
; (Courtesy: The artist, Corvi-Mora, London and Patron Gallery, Chicago)

Myra Greene has an exhibition of her works currently on view in London. The show, titled “Undertones,” features works from 2002 up to the present day and is the first display of her works outside of the United States. The exhibition will take place at the Corvi-Mora gallery until April 7, 2018.

This first solo exhibition of the American artist outside the United States features works from 2002 to the present day, offering an overview of the artist’s output to date. Most of these works are either autobiographical or based on self-portraiture. The works from the earliest series in the exhibition, produced between 2002 and 2004, take the form of inkjet prints on watercolour paper. The prints are made from scans of Polaroid photographs of details of the artist’s body, altered with the use of household chemicals. Due to the unstable nature of the finished Polaroid, the inkjet prints capture a moment in the short life of the photograph, itself a frozen instant. The transient and fragile quality of the support resonates with the subject matter of the image: the artist framing her own body.

Greene uses a diverse artistic practice to explore representations of race. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, and The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C, among others.

The exhibition is on view through April 7, 2018 at Corvi-Mora, 1a Kempsford Road (off Wincott Street), London, SE11 4NU.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.