Christian Noelle Charles & Matthew Arthur Williams, 'PR 4 US'

Part of Now & Next online screening

1 — 31 July 2023

Christian Noelle Charles and Matthew Arthur Williams, ‘PR 4 US’, 2020. Courtesy of the artists.

PR 4 US’ is a spoof in the style of a public service announcement bringing into focus a particular yet regular occurrence for the Black female experience in nightclub spaces.

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  • Flashing images

Christian Noelle Charles

Christian Noelle Charles is a Black Female Artist currently living and working between Scotland, UK and New York. A Syracuse, New York native, Christian’s work is an exploration of female representation and self-love in a contemporary world. She has acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Cooper Union in New York City and a Master of Fine Arts at the Glasgow School of Art. She has presented works with Tramway in Glasgow, Scotland, and South London Gallery in London.

Christian takes inspiration from today’s pop culture, modern performance techniques, and personal experiences. She also derives inspiration as a video performance artist from the relationship between performer and audience member. By using the mediums of printmaking, video, and performance her work demonstrates a celebration of self-love and individuality.

Matthew Arthur Williams

Matthew Arthur Williams is a visual and sound artist, photographer and DJ. Williams was born in London and now lives and works in Glasgow. He completed his BA at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012.

His work has recently been exhibited at Dundee Contemporary Arts (2022), Jupiter Artland and Johnson Terrace Gardens both as part of a commission for Edinburgh Art Festival (2021) with forthcoming shows at Govan Project Space (2023) and a solo show at Stills, Edinburgh (2024). He has further developed exhibition projects and commissions with the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow (2022), Teile2o46, Berlin (2022) Viborg Kunsthal (2021), Street Level Photoworks (2019) and Transmission Gallery (2017).

Recent close collaborations include ongoing work with Ajamu and Alberta Whittle, and Williams’ research has recently been supported through programmes at CCA Glasgow, The Bothy Project, Hospitalfield, LUX Scotland and was the 2023 Cove Park Bridge Awards Emerging Artist recipient.

Image description: A Black woman wearing a sequinned dress and silver boots dances on top of a pixelated blue and orange background.

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