The Churchill, London
International Women's Day Exhibition
8th March 2011 – 27th June 2011
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, the official hotel partner of Frieze Art Fair.
Crossroads, the fifth exhibition that it has developed in partnership with the leading cultural consultancy Candlestar. Crossroads is an exhibition celebrating the International Women’s Day Centenary, that reflects the different perspectives of six female artists at work today.
The selected artists have each developed a unique and precise working practice. Rana Begum is an urban romantic who finds her moments of transcendence in the myriad, hard, surreal, aesthetic wonders that emerge during any journey through a city. Kleio Gizeli sculpts intricate domestic scenes, drawing the viewer’s attention to the complexity of the setting, with a somewhat voyeuristic feel. Lisa Holden integrates digital photoworks that convey a sense of aligned dual-reality. Martha Parsey paints female portraits with a defined sense of elegance. Some of her portraits have contemporary cubic elements, contrasting her more traditionally painted characters. Susan Gunn’s work relies on texture, skilfully utilising a number of different materials to create tectonic contours on the surfaces of her pieces. Finally, Carol Robertson’s work is rooted in abstract conventions. There is a very precise and formulaic notion to her paintings coupled with an underlying aesthetic that hints at chance and coincidence. The variety of works attests to the diversity of women practicing within the art world.
International Women’s Day on March 8th serves as a celebration of female economic, political and social achievements. Crossroads, which coincides with the Centenary celebration of International Women’s Day, will serve to underline the significant contribution that women artists make to the international art world.