Big Mama Thornton – London

Gallery Nosco returns to London with a group exhibition during Frieze week.

The latest Pop Up group exhibition is titled ‘Big Mama Thornton.’ The exhibition is coinciding with the gallery’s participation at 1-54 London, held at the Somerset House.

‘Big Mama Thornton’ exhibition will feature :

Januario Jano
Epheas Maposa
Caio Marcolini
Georgina Maxim
Paulo Nazareth
Sofia Yala

The exhibition takes its name after the well-acclaimed Blues song writter and Singer, Big Mama Thornton, an innovative artist who was the first to record iconic songs like “Hound Dog” and “Ball and Chain.” Unfortunately, her contributions were not properly credited nor rewarded when these songs later gained immense popularity through cover versions by Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin. The exhibition aims to draw a poignant parallel with the issue of abuse in our contemporary society, shedding light on overlooked voices and emphasizing the importance of giving credit where it is due.

Through an array of artworks, ‘Big Mama Thornton’ seeks to spark conversations about cultural appropriation, recognition, and the impact of historical injustices on today’s world. Each artist brings their unique perspective to explore these themes, adding depth and richness to the exhibition’s narrative.


The London pop-up show will be held at:

67 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7PT, London