17/06/2022 - 23/06/2022
New Work - Painting
Jada Quaye collab with poet Natalie Malambo Nkrumah curated by Ema Mano Epps - Journey of Healing
On a train station platform, this space celebrates diverse public dialogue and sustainability collaborations. The latest show: ‘Journey of Healing’ features artist in residence Jada Quaye curated by Ema Mano Epps with collaborator, poet Natalie Malambo Nkrumah. The space was founded by artist, mentor and curator Ema Mano Epps MA in 2006, initially an art studio; acquired in 1998.
‘’Through the body of works in ‘Journey of healing’ I discovered the therapeutic act within my art practice; ‘Microstories’ are the act of presiding over the mundane and occasionally shocking accounts of ostracized communities.‘’
Jada Quaye is a first-generation female British-Ghanaian depicting identity alongside post-colonialism, consumption culture and environment emergency. Jada’s intimate scale paintings are symbols of hopefulness, whilst documenting breakdowns and relapses within the journey of healing. ‘Microstories’ are fully collaborative, from the source material, media, medium to the curation. The works on paper are supported by the artist’s sound pieces and films. The collected sounds and images capture and alleviate Jada’s innermost discrepancies and they are put together at the end of each series.
The collaboration with poet Natalie Malambo Nkrumah is part of the artist’s personal journey of healing.