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Karla Black is a British painter who was born in 1972. Karla Black has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the David Zwirner, 519 West 19th Street and at the Royal Scottish Academy. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Unpreventable Within' sold at Christie's King Street 'Thinking Big' in 2013 for $16,164. There have been Numerous articles about Karla Black, including 'Karla Black / Solo Exhibition at Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London' written for VernissageTV in 2012.
Lying on her side on the floor she stared at a cup. She thought about what had happened, and how it existed in the world now like an unchangeable and definite solid.
To begin with there had been no words, only the staring and a feeling that what had happened actually was the cup. By looking at it she got to know it. The cup could not be ignored or denied because there it was.
She eventually realised that if the bad thing that had happened had edges and could be looked at, then it must be separate from her and she must, therefore, be able to get away from it. She kept lying there looking, not used to it enough yet to leave it.
(Karla Black, Tollcross 111, Ed. Neil Bickerton, Neil Mulholland, Glasgow 2005)
Born in 1972 in Alexandria, Scotland, Karla Black lives and works in Glasgow. She has recently presented solo exhibitions at Capitain Petzel, Berlin (2010), Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg (2010), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2009), Migros Museum, Zurich (2009) and Mary Mary, Glasgow (2009). Her work has also been shown as part of “Nothing to say and I am saying it” at Kunstverein Freiburg (2009) and “Black Hole” at Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca (2009), and was also included in the 1st Brussels Biennial (2008), “Strange Solution”, Art Now at Tate Britain, London (2008) and “Poor Thing” at Kunsthalle Basel (2007).