Donna Berry ‘Lest We Forget: Remember, impart but remember’
4 September – 25 October 2009 at Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool
A sculptural continuum of African, Caribbean and Black British historical lineage to present day; a collection consciously echoing a number of traditional African and Caribbean time honoured crafts, skills and materials while combining contemporary approaches and practices, laying bare the historical extraction and Diaspora of a Nation, to today’s Black British Culture.
Donna Berry doesn’t exhibit her work very often, she should. There’s a lot of work here, there needs to be to fill the huge gallery on the 3rd floor at CUC.
There are some beautifully carved wooden sculptures, some clay ones too and other 3d works including crocheted clothing and other items.
The exhibition is timed to coincide with Black History Month and at least some of the work here is autobiographical whilst some reference black history and slavery in general.
Well worth a visit to the newly relaunched Contemporary Urban Centre