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Tameka Norris, by Dea Vanagan / ArtReview

Tameka Norris: Almost Acquaintances

14 February – 29 March 2014, Ronchini Gallery, London

By Dea Vanagan

Josephine, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Ronchini Gallery, London Desire, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Ronchini Gallery, London Ted', 2014. Courtesy the artist and Ronchini Gallery, London

When do you know an artwork is finished? According to multidisciplinary artist Tameka Norris, the answer is this: when you want to throw up. This unapologetic attitude bestows upon her work – be it performance, video, photography, painting or music – a certain confidence. As alter ego Meka-Jean or Mynameisnotshorty, she raps about being the resurrection of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the black Cindy Sherman, and her conviction leaves us wondering if Norris will live up to that hype.She spent most…

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