"The third show there features the Karachi-raised British artist Adia Wahid, who feeds the unusual background of economics into subtly systematic abstractions which also reference computing and textiles to suggest affinities between loom, database and grid."
"Adia Wahid's work asserts that the real world incorporates contemporary global, digital reality. As something of a nomad who has lived in Pakistan, USA, Singapore, South Korea and now London, her constant relocation has presumably demanded a dynamic approach to cultural and language translations, suggesting close symmetry with her art practice."
"An economist by training, Adia Wahid makes diagrammatic or grid-like abstract paintings about the conflict between mechanised industry and the human psyche"
"A curved seemingly organic form appears to emerge from a collection of clothes pegs and a bronze head looks vulnerable as holes have been punched out of it, while a Howard Hodgkin painting hangs between them. These are just a few of the works in this intimate group show, in a small gallery in Soho."
"Discovering a new gallery is always a treat for us and we’re glad to report it’s got a strong show on."
"1883 sat down for a chat with Alice Black, co-founder (with Matt Symonds) of the eponymous gallery ALICE BLACK, to discuss the setting up, philosophy and aims of the soon to open art space."