Emma Amos, Josephine and the Mountain Gorillas, 1985

Chemu Ng’ok, Emma Amos and Vivian Browne — My Kind of Protest @ Pippi Houldsworth Gallery

My Kind of Protest is now open at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery. Featuring work from Chemu Ng’ok, Emma Amos, and Vivian Browne, this gallery explores life as Black women through each of their unique lenses. Kenyan artist Chemu Ng’ok explores the theme by using chaotic imagery to visualize the inner turmoil that comes from living in a state of external violence. Amos, on the other hand, applies to the theme through her famous portraiture of African American subjects that challenged the white gaze on African American bodies. Vivienne Browne’s work ties Black female life in a patriarchal society by weaving in class commentary through exaggerated caricatures of the rich. Fitting the theme in their own ways, all three artists’ works are on exhibit to show the range of diverse categories that make up Black women’s experiences across the diaspora.

My Kind of Protest

Chemu Ng’ok

Emma Amos

Vivian Browne

May 23 — July 6th 2019

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

6 Heddon St, London W1B 4BT, UK