Heller Gallery presents ‘What Do You See’, the gallery’s first exhibition of new work by Ghanaian artist Anthony Amoako-Attah. This is also Attah’s first exhibition in the United States.
Anthony Amoako-Attah, OLD AGE, 2022. Screen printed and kiln-formed glass, 22 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 1/8 in. Courtesy of the artist and Heller Gallery.
Amoako-Attah utilises kiln-forms, glass plate, and powders to make pieces which use the colours and patterns of Kente designs and Adinkra symbols. Through the language of Kente cloth, a Ghanaian textile, traditionally handwoven of strips of silk & cotton, but now mass produced as printed fabric, Attah explores themes of personal and tribal identity, commodification, globalisation and migration. The works in ‘What Do You See’ were created in the fall of 2022, when Attah was an Emerging Artist-in-Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA.
Anthony Amoako-Attah (b.1989, Kumasi, Ghana) received his MA (glass) in 2016 at the University of Sunderland, where he is now a PhD candidate in Art and Design (glass and ceramics). He completed a BA in Industrial Art (ceramics) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. His work has been exhibited at the Collect art fair in London in 2021, at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, and at Sunderland Museum, which commissioned him to produce an artwork for their collection in 2020. Amoako-Attah was the Winner in the Aspiring Glass Artists 2020 category in Warm Glass UK’s The Glass Prize. He has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State in the summer of 2022. He lives and works in England.
Heller Gallery is the leading US dealer specialising in contemporary glass sculpture and design. Founded in 1973 in New York, Heller Gallery’s mission is to provide a curated platform for studio artists whose practice incorporates glass and whose work with the material broadens the horizons of contemporary culture. As a direct result of our exhibitions and advocacy, numerous works have entered prestigious public collections in the United States, Australia and Europe.
The exhibition will be on view from the 9th of February until the 11th of March, 2023. For more information, please visit Heller Gallery.