Nonbody Nonthing No Thing is the first solo exhibition by Rhea Dillon. Comprising new sculpture and painting, the show is a series of deconstructions and reconfigurations, which come together to form a poethic exploration of Blackness.
Developed during her residency at V.O Curations, Nonbody Nonthing No Thing continues Dillon’s interest in understanding objects as a system through which to consider Black Britishness and postcoloniality. Incorporating found materials, language and other diverse media, the artist focuses on the potential of objects to unsettle layers of sedimented meaning, and as receptacles for personal and shared memory or trauma. Within a condition of chaos, Dillon employs abstraction as a strategy to resist objectification; the refusal to be legible pushing against the ‘visible invisibility’ of the Black (woman’s) body.
Rhea Dillon is an artist, writer and poet based in London. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Janus at Soft Opening, London (2021); pressing at Division of Labour, UK (2021); Drawing A Blank, Paris (2020); No Man is an Island at Almine Rech, London (2020) and Dishwater and No Images at Peak Gallery, London (2020). Other projects include Catgut - The Opera, a Serpentine Park Nights Commission, London (2021), Uchronia et Uchromia, an online net artwork and exhibition commissioned by External Pages (2020) and Lecture Performa, an ongoing series first hosted by Cassandra Press that invites artists from across the digital diaspora to engage in natural inquiry and critical thought through lecture-performance.
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