SMO Contemporary Art is pleased to present The Black Effect, a group exhibition hosted by Hogan Lovells, celebrating Black History month in the UK. The Black Effect features works by Abisola Gbadamosi, Alexander Ikhide, Alvaro Barrington, Ayesha Feisal, Cameron Ugbodu, Gary March, Koby Martin, Sola Olulode and Umseme Uyakhuluma.
In celebration of Black History Month we are delighted to spotlight nine dynamic Black British artists who explore the concept of joy and identity within the Black British community, and whose work have had a powerful Black Effect. The selected artists specifically navigate the undeniable power and the measurable influence that Black people have had on British culture and wider popular culture.
Throughout history, Black experiences have often been seen through the tragic lens of violence and colonialism, and although this remains a vital and integral part of Black History, this exhibition celebrates the beauty of the Black British experience.