26/05/2022 - 29/06/2022

New Work - Textiles

Anya Paintsil - We Are All Made of You

Following sell out presentations at 1-54 London and Salon 94 in New York, as well as acquisitions by the Whitworth, Glynn Vivian and Tullie House museums, Ed Cross is delighted to present Anya Paintsil’s first London solo show, We Are All Made of You, in the gallery's new Garrett Street space.

Initially conceived as an exploration of the artist’s dual Welsh and Ghanaian heritages, Paintsil’s latest works set her family members in conversation with mythical figures. As the artist’s siblings encounter characters from the Welsh epic Mabinogion and those plucked from Ghanaian Akan folktales and Fante proverbs, the significance of the exhibition’s title swims into view; in We Are All Made of You, Paintsil’s work exemplifies an intrinsic thematic overlap as well as a material one.


Clerkenwell 19 Garrett St, London EC1Y 0TW