23rd January 2020
LA based artist Cassi Namoda’s first UK show opens

Los Angeles based painter Cassi Namoda’s first UK Solo show, Little is Enough for those in Love opens at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in Mayfair today and runs until 22 February 2020.

In this new exhibition, Namoda who grew up between Mozambique, Haiti and the United States explores life and love in the city of Maputo, the artist’s birthplace and home for several years. Veering between joy and pain, Namoda foregrounds individual human experience alongside observations about life in a post-colonial, post-communist society.

Namoda incorporates the fluidity created by her mixed cultural and racial identity into her artistic practice, reflecting a sense of flux in the very composition of her paintings. Each work is made up of images drawn from archival photographs, memories and imagination, weaving together personal experience and broader historical and fictional narratives.

Namoda was also selected as one of eight artists to design a cover for Italian Vogue’s 2020 January issue, in place of a cover photoshoot for their sustainability issue.

For further information, please visit houldsworth.co.uk

Image Credit: Family Portrait in Gurue (2019) by Cassi Namoda. Photo Todd White. Image courtesy the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery