Tschabalala Self: Cotton Mouth

7 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

Installation view, Tschabalala Self: Cotton Mouth, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2020 © Tschabalala Self Courtesy the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / New York
Eva Presenhuber is delighted to present 'Cotton Mouth,' an exhibition of new works by the American artist Tschabalala Self. 'Cotton Mouth' is Self’s debut solo exhibition with Eva Presenhuber and features paintings, drawings, sculpture, and an audio piece.

In process and presentation, Tschabalala Self’s work explores the agency involved in myth creation and the psychological and emotional effects of projected fantasy. Self has sustained a practice wholly concerned with Black life and embodiment, with an intended audience from within that same community. In a flurry of stitches, Self assembles fully formed characters who, individually and situationally, hold power over their self-presentation and external perception. A power frequently denied to Black American people in their daily lives.