I have always been a little sceptical with installations in the past - mostly because I had no idea what the artist was really trying to say. However, I can say, with hand on heart, that I really 'get' Cornelia Parker's work. This exhibition is so worth a visit. The newly refurbished/rebuilt Whitworth is gorgeous, … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the girls 4: Cornelia Parker at The Whitworth
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/mar/27/sonia-delaunay-avant-garde-queen-art-fashion-vibrant-tate-modern Read about Sonia Delaunay a while ago. Brilliant piece in today's Guardian. A most interesting woman, and am delighted to see that Tate Modern is hosting a retrospective mid April. Already booked in!
Leonora Carrington is a fascinating creature in so many ways - when reading her story, she is a woman out of time. Not willing to conform, Leonora's early life was beset with problems but through it all, her art was the one constant that drove her to break free from the shackles that society was … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the girls 2: Leonora Carrington
As with literature, we often find ourselves admiring the dead white males, but what about the women in art? Elsie B Driggs has become one of my favourite artists. Roaming around the Witney Museum of American Art website, I stumbled across Elsie while reading about the American Precisionists. This image of Pittsburgh steel mills was … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the girls 1: Elsie B Driggs