Form, Feminisms, Femininities
Form, Feminisms, Femininities is Rose English's first solo exhibition with Richard Saltoun Gallery.
The exhibition shines light on two moments from the early stages of the artist's career, beginning with her experimentation with emergent processes and materials as a young artist in the early 1970s and culminating with a focus on her 1983 performance Plato's Chair, a work that marked an important turning point in English's extensive interdisciplinary practice.
The exhibition will present for the first time several early works in photography, ceramics, collage and performance to camera, providing a unique opportunity to more fully engage with different aspects of the artist’s work.
The 1970s was an era of political and social upheaval, and it was within this cultural milieu that English first emerged as an artist. She has developed a unique artistic vocabulary that has consistently analysed and commentated on aesthetics, politics, philosophy and form, including aspects of British pop culture, from showgirls and showhorses to magic acts and pantomime. English's work challenges conventional understandings of both feminism and femininity through the combination of forms with which she engages, including theatre, circus, poetry and fine art, producing acclaimed performances but also works in other media such as film and installation.
Rose ENGLISH: Form, Feminisms, Femininities
Richard Saltoun Gallery, London
1 March - 13 April 2019