|17/07/21 - 30/07/21|
is delighted to present a new print by Sumuyya Khader, the latest
artist to share their work through our series of postal exhibitions.|
artist, illustrator and printmaker has created a multi-layered
risograph depicting a woman, her face and shoulders abstracted with
bright daubs of colour. The image is headed ’SO SHE tAKES aNOTHER
BREATH.’ The back of the print features a poem titled WEARY that ends
with the lines, ‘Black bodies please remember, we are joy, we are
light.’ You can read the full poem below.
Sumuyya Khader created
the print at Granby Press, her recently-established community
organisation in the heart of Liverpool 8. The press focuses on printed
material while also developing an archive of black culture and history
in the area.
Sumuyya’s distinctive style has become a familiar
sight around the Liverpool City Region with significant recent
commissions from Liverpool City Council, Everyman & Playhouse
Theatres, and the Bluecoat.
Instagram: @sumuyya / Twitter @sumuyyaa
Listen to the OUTPUT Gallery Podcast interview with Sumuyya using the player below or read a transcript here.
In dark a room with headphones on I cry
Head low shoulders hunched
Light streams through a crack in the window
Dust floats around me
The air is still
Gold dust woman
Making herself seen
Black bodies please remember
We are joy
We are light