Feature Wall

Khadijah Morley

Double Take


January 14, 2022February 26, 2022


  • Feature Wall: Khadijah Morley, ‘Double Take’, 2021.
  • Feature Wall: Khadijah Morley, ‘Double Take’, 2021. Print details: Khadijah Morley, ‘Double Take, 2021, linocut, edition 1/7, 18” x 13”.
  • Feature Wall: Khadijah Morley, ‘Double Take’, 2021.

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…a delayed reaction to a surprising or significant situation after an initial failure to notice anything unusual —usually used in the phrase do a double take (Mariam-Webster Online)

By utilizing imagery of mirrors, Khadijah Morley’s work in Double Take asks viewers to ruminate on the notion of spectatorship. Emanating from the mirrors in Khadijah’s linocuts is a central gaze that refuses to break eye contact. This unflinching gaze is a placeholder for her own subjectivity in which all are implicated as one gazes with her through a mirrored reflection.

Khadijah Morley (she/her) is a Tkaronto (Toronto) based artist with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Printmaking from OCAD University. Through the process of etching and relief printing, Khadijah explores the complexities of Black womanhood through an autobiographical lens. She often uses self-portraiture to deconstruct the fallacy of a Black monolithic experience. She hopes that her subject matter serves to expand discourse surrounding Black subjectivity. Khadijah’s work invokes notions of hooks’ oppositional gaze and Du Bois’ double consciousness.

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