Artlyst | Reframing The Muse: Platform London Art Fair

Wonderful Artlyst feature: Reframing The Muse: Platform London Art Fair – Ruth Millington

"Motherhood is a central theme in Platform, with an emphasis on the female gaze. Ashley January's own traumatic pregnancy and the survival of her prematurely-born son informs her unfiltered paintings of Black mothers and children. Centring their experiences, with motifs structured around the rituals of care, she addresses the Black maternal mortality crisis in America, where Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women."


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