• My work draws out tensions between histories and mythologies within American culture to unpack its contemporary echo. In combining composites of chronicled documents and present-day objects, and using photography’s failure to encapsulate the totality of a particular position, I investigate the ways in which our desire to bear true witness bewitches us. 

     

  • Tarah Douglas
    please don't drive, let me ride, 2021
    300 stacked prints on paper, black pedestal, looped sound
    48.26 x 55.88 x 30.48 cm | 19 x 22 x 12 in.
    Edition of 3 + 2 AP
    GBP 3,670 plus applicable taxes
  • please don’t drive me, let me ride (2021)for example, consists of 300 stacked posters that oscillate between two archival portraits of Black performers from the Harlem Renaissance. The posters are cut into seven sections based on two golden ratios, so that when sections are taken away another image is revealed. The accompanying sound comes from archival sheet music created by writer Zora Neale Hurston. untitled (follow suit) grapples with color, iconography, and the impact of religious indoctrination’s usage of “light and darkness” within the Black diaspora. The last work shown here, mother spilling tea (three) (2021), is a gesture which compresses linear time, and explores the layers and spillage of history that can exist in a singular moment or object. 

  • Tarah Douglas
    untitled (follow suit), 2021
    Archival pigment prints and burgundy suede
    45.72 x 81.28 cm | 18 x 32 in. (framed)
    Edition of 3 + 2 APs
    GBP 2,200 plus applicable taxes
  • Tarah Douglas
    mother spilling tea (three), 2020
    Photographic print
    45.72 x 30.48 cm | 18 x 12 in. (unframed)
    Edition of 5 + 2 AP
    GBP 1,450 plus applicable taxes
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