Ingrid Pollard »
Carbon Slowly Turning
Exhibition: – 29 May 2022
MK Milton Keynes Gallery
900 Midsummer Blvd
MK9 3QA Milton Keynes
Tue-Fri 12-20 . Sat 11-20 . Sun 11-17
Ingrid Pollard (born Georgetown, Guyana) is one of the leading figures in contemporary British art. This first major survey of her 40-year career includes delicately hand-tinted landscape photographs, a flotilla of small ceramic boats and a cast of protagonists that includes boxers, musicians, tango dancers and writers. The exhibition also includes two new works – a film that meditates on the human body as it moves through space and time, and a triptych of monumental, dynamic sculptures that reference our shared history of power relations and resurgence.
Pollard is renowned for using portrait and landscape photography to question our relationship with the natural world and to interrogate social constructs such as Britishness, race, sexuality and identity. Working across a variety of techniques from photography, printmaking, drawing and installation to artists’ books, video and audio, she combines meticulous research and experimental processes to make art that is at once deeply personal and socially resonant.
This exhibition is supported by Freelands Foundation and the Freelands Award 2020. Pollard’s work is held in public collections including Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She lives and works in Northumberland, UK.
Winner of the Freelands Award 2020. Exhibition supported by Freelands Foundation.