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'Mistakes Made Away From Home’ brings together a selection of images of works by Karla Black made over the last three years with a new essay ‘A very important time for handbags’ by the artist. While there are ideas about psychological and emotional developmental processes held within the work of Karla Black, the things themselves are actual physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating. They are parts of an ongoing learning, or search for understanding, through a material experience that has been prioritised over language. Generally, the sculptures are rooted in Kleinian Psychoanalysis and Feminism; in theories about the violent and sexual underpinnings of both individual mental mess, as in neurosis and psychosis, and the formlessness of specific points in art history, i.e. German and Abstract Expressionism, Viennese Actionism, Land Art, Anti-form and Feminist Performance.