Outdoor Gallery, Photography, 2022
Bringing together the work of Tayo Adekunle, Chi Chi Mate Langlah, Fares Micue and Yasmin Jama, our free outdoor photography exhibition in Market Square shows a collection of images that journey through themes of contemporary feminine identity, culture and the complexity of the female experience, touching upon the delicacy of balancing traditions with a sense of self.
British Nigerian photographer Tayo Dekunle has used the lightboxes to explore the commodification, fetishization and sexualisation of Black women’s bodies. Afro-Dutch creative Chi Chi Maté Langlah’s work uses styling as a tool to convey unpopular stories, focusing on African folklore, stereotyping, Black diaspora history and culture. Specialising in self-portraits, Spanish fine art/conceptual photographer Fares Micue also uses symbolism, delivering purpose through every element of her compositions. Black-Muslim photographer, creative director and creative producer Yasmin Jama, who lives locally in the Wembley area, uses her work as a visual diary of her experiences and observations of the world around her, focusing on composition and light to create a sense of balance and harmony.
Acrylicize is a multidisciplinary studio made up of artists, designers, creatives, and craftsmen. They create and curate bespoke artworks, installations, and schemes for their clients using art as a vehicle for storytelling and brand expression. By blending in-house creation with external curation and amplifying the results through custom activations, Acrylicize helps clients celebrate their culture and identity in any space whilst supporting the arts at both a global and local scale.
Launching for International Women's Day 2023, 'Equilibrium' features a new major series of free public artworks by an all-female line up of international artists, curated by London-based multidisciplinary studio, Acrylicize. Adding to the existing free Wembley Park Art Trail, 'Equilibrium' explores the female artists' own ideas on balance, unity, harmony, and equality, whilst celebrating the coming together of multiple disciplines, backgrounds and influences.