Wednesday, 15 February 2012

In London now!

Tabitha Moses, Hairpurse, 2004; Wen Wu, Hairplay II, 2011

Hair in the work of Contemporary Women Artists

From the press-release:
You are warmly invited to attend the Private View of Braided Together at BHVU Gallery on 17 February 2012, 6 – 9 pm

Organised by artist run gallery BHVU, the exhibition is the first of its kind to consider the intricate relationship between women and hair.
Braided Together unites ten international contemporary women artists who each share an interest in the symbolic expression of human hair either as material or subject in their work. Inspired by the work of women Surrealists, the exhibition investigates specifically female and art historical concerns such as fragility, loss and power. Featured works include painting, etching, sculpture, drawing, photography and video, resulting in a truly dynamic exhibition that seeks to reinterpret the symbolism of hair through a multitude of female voices.

Braided Together commenced its tour at New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, and has now travelled back to its gallery of origin, BHVU. All of the art historical and theoretical ideas raised by the exhibition are considered in an accompanying catalogue – this includes images of all works shown, as well as work by artists Elina Brotherus and Hong Zhang and Kiki Smith, and three commissioned essays written by academics specializing in this field.

Exhibiting artists:
Marcelle Hanselaar, Marion Michell, Tabitha Moses, Karen Bergeon
Mary Dunkin, Wen Wu, Jenni Dutton, Trish Morrissey, Jessica Lagunas, Samantha Sweeting

BHVU Gallery, Unit A, 2 Leswin Place, 
London N16 7NJ
Open to public: 18 February – 18 March 2012
Opening times: 12 - 6pm Saturday + Sunday or by appointment
Admission: Free

1 comment:

Gina Maria said...

This show is incredible, and as a student working with human hair myself, it has proved invaluable and a complete inspiration for my practice and dissertation. This might come across cheeky but I've been finding it hard getting in touch with the BHVU gallery on the whole, through email and Facebook, and i was wondering if you had any contact details for Rebecca Baillie and/or Charlotte Lindsey? preferably email. It would be a huge help to my practice and dissertation if i could get hold of them and pick their brains. Your blog is lovely and such an interesting read. Thanks for your help,