Karla Black artwork acquired for Walsall’s Permanent Collection

Karla Black, Study The Method Of The Theft, 2023. Glass jewellery boxes, acrylic paint. Photo: Ilona Zielinska (Elona Photographer).

The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to announce that following her major solo exhibition at the Gallery earlier this year, Karla Black’s artwork Study The Method Of The Theft, 2023 has been gifted to Walsall’s Permanent Collection by the artist.

A wall-based sculpture comprising of one hundred paint filled jewellery boxes in grid formation, Study The Method Of The Theft, 2023 brings to mind the desirable and carefully organised displays of sweet shops and make-up counters.

Stephen Snoddy, Director of The New Art Gallery Walsall, said: “We’re delighted accept this generous gift by a major Scottish artist, who has exhibited globally over a twenty-year career and consistently pushed the boundaries of contemporary sculpture. The work will act as a wonderful reminder of Black’s major exhibition, her largest in the UK to date, which saw our Floor 3 spaces utterly transformed by her pastel and metallic sculptures.”

The New Art Gallery Walsall