‘Anthony Amoako-Attah: What Do You See’ to Open at Heller Gallery in February, 2023




OLD AGE, 2022, screen printed and kilnformed glass. Photo credit: Mikey Baratta

Heller Gallery will open its doors to ‘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 Attah kilnforms glass plate and powders to make pieces which use the colors 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, globalization 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. Photo credit: Owen Richard

Anthony Amoako-Attah (b. 1989 in 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 February 2022, 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 taught at both the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State and the Pittsburgh Glass Center in 2022. He lives and works in England.

Left: MY IDENTITY, MY PRIDE, 2022. Right: BIRTH, 2022. Screen printed and kilnformed glass. Photo credit: Mikey Baratta

Anthony Amoako-Attah: What Do You See will be on view from February 10 to March 11, 2023 at Heller Gallery, 303 10th Avenue, between 27th/28th Streets, NYC.

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