BEYOND THE GAZE - RECLAIMING THE LANDSCAPE
14 July – 23rd September
Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm, last entry: 5pm
The exhibition demonstrates the increasing interest in landscape painting within contemporary art. Historically, the genre was predominantly the domain of male painters. When women were present, they appeared as subjects within landscapes, often as workers, mythical figures, muses or nudes.
In contrast, this exhibition subverts the traditional tendencies of historical landscape painting and concentrates on contemporary women artists who work with full agency to define the worldview from their own perspective. From miniature to monumental painting, each artist approaches the subject distinctively, and in combination explores landscape as an arena for human endeavour; nature as memento mori; the imaginary; the ritualistic; and the archaic.
Artists: Emma Bennett, Kiera Bennett, Kirsty Harris, Dannielle Hodson, Lisa Ivory, Melissa Kime, Joanna Whittle
Curated by Zavier Ellis