Get a Load of This!

1 - 31 May 2021
Overview

The female form has been revolutionised in recent years; moving beyond gender and ideas of a ‘one size fits all’ ‘femininity’ to a more inclusive and differing visual culture. Each artist is reflecting on form, without bowing to societal nuances to define their visions and practice. 

Daniel Raphael Gallery is delighted to present Get a Load of This! curated by Mollie E Barnes, an exhibition showcasing 25 international female and non-binary artists, exploring visions of the female form.

 

Collectively, the works transcend both gendered limitations and stereotypes often overwhelmingly prescribed by society’s male gaze. With many of the works created in isolation, they are brought together in this show as a visual conversation to represent the united concern for reform. The Gallery space provides a beating vessel for the exploration of identity, expression and embodiment, resisting many of the constant strains and pressures from society and sometimes objectification often present in the study of figuration.

Works
  • Dodi King Fortune Teller No. 1, 2021 Oil on canvas 90 x 120 cm
    Dodi King
    Fortune Teller No. 1, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    90 x 120 cm
    £ 3,450.00
  • Young Lim Lee Run!, 2021 Oil, acrylic, modeling paste, and pumice on round canvas with artist-painted frame 53 x 53 cm
    Young Lim Lee
    Run!, 2021
    Oil, acrylic, modeling paste, and pumice on round canvas with artist-painted frame
    53 x 53 cm
  • Sahara Longe Just Having a Think, 2021 Oil on jute 115 x 80 cm
    Sahara Longe
    Just Having a Think, 2021
    Oil on jute
    115 x 80 cm
  • Tamara Malcher Hühnerdiebin, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
    Tamara Malcher
    Hühnerdiebin, 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
  • Alexi Marshall Bloodsport, 2021 Hand printed linocut print, ink in Japanese paper 100 x 100 cm
    Alexi Marshall
    Bloodsport, 2021
    Hand printed linocut print, ink in Japanese paper
    100 x 100 cm
    £ 3,500.00
  • Kemi Onabule Only Do Nothing, 2021 Oil, oil pastel on canvas 92 x 76 cm
    Kemi Onabule
    Only Do Nothing, 2021
    Oil, oil pastel on canvas
    92 x 76 cm
    £ 2,400.00
  • Rithika Pandey A Soft Beginning of my Non-Linear Breath, 2020 Acrylic and gouache on heavyweight paper 29.7 x 38.1 cm
    Rithika Pandey
    A Soft Beginning of my Non-Linear Breath, 2020
    Acrylic and gouache on heavyweight paper
    29.7 x 38.1 cm
    £ 3,000.00
  • Beth Rodway The rehearsal; we shall play again, 2021 Ink on watercolour paper 65 x 105 cm
    Beth Rodway
    The rehearsal; we shall play again, 2021
    Ink on watercolour paper
    65 x 105 cm
    £ 3,000.00
  • Rebecca Sammon Beach Body Under the Stars, 2021 Pencil and Oil Pastel on Paper 42 x 59.4 cm
    Rebecca Sammon
    Beach Body Under the Stars, 2021
    Pencil and Oil Pastel on Paper
    42 x 59.4 cm
    £ 850.00
  • Lise Stoufflet Pleurer le ciel, 2021 Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm
    Lise Stoufflet
    Pleurer le ciel, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    50 x 60 cm
  • Shipei Wang Gacela of the Remembrance of Love, 2020 Acrylic and pigment on Habotai silk 71 x 71 cm
    Shipei Wang
    Gacela of the Remembrance of Love, 2020
    Acrylic and pigment on Habotai silk
    71 x 71 cm
    £ 1,500.00
  • Mia Weiner Lavender, 2019 Handwoven cotton and acrylic 188 x 147 cm
    Mia Weiner
    Lavender, 2019
    Handwoven cotton and acrylic
    188 x 147 cm
    £ 4,250.00
  • Chelsea Ryoko Wong Bright World, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 91.44 x 91.44 cm
    Chelsea Ryoko Wong
    Bright World, 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    91.44 x 91.44 cm
    £ 3,000.00
  • Alina Zamanova Dark Side, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 90 cm
    Alina Zamanova
    Dark Side, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 90 cm
    £ 2,000.00
  • Caroline E. Absher Magic Flowers, 2021 Oil on canvas 162.5 x 127 cm
    Caroline E. Absher
    Magic Flowers, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    162.5 x 127 cm
    £ 4,300.00
  • Amanda Ba 狗女人放狗屁/Dog Woman Releasing Dog Fart / The Bitch is Non-sense, 2021 Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm
    Amanda Ba
    狗女人放狗屁/Dog Woman Releasing Dog Fart / The Bitch is Non-sense, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
  • Emma Currie Fold, 2021 Oil on canvas 76 x 61 cm
    Emma Currie
    Fold, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    76 x 61 cm
  • Cecile Davidovici Portraits of a constant dream VII, 2021 Cotton threads on linen 30 x 26 cm
    Cecile Davidovici
    Portraits of a constant dream VII, 2021
    Cotton threads on linen
    30 x 26 cm
    £ 2,850.00
  • Loren Erdrich Your Face Is Bangin’, 2018 Water, organic and synthetic dye on canvas 30.5 x 33 cm
    Loren Erdrich
    Your Face Is Bangin’, 2018
    Water, organic and synthetic dye on canvas
    30.5 x 33 cm
  • Ayobola Kekere-ekun The Crown XIII, 2021 Paper, faux pearls and acrylic on canvas 76 x 61 cm
    Ayobola Kekere-ekun
    The Crown XIII, 2021
    Paper, faux pearls and acrylic on canvas
    76 x 61 cm
  • Lily Kemp Dreaming in Gold, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 121 x 91 cm
    Lily Kemp
    Dreaming in Gold, 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    121 x 91 cm
  • Rebecca Morgan Big Blonde Braider, 2016 Coloured pencil and graphite on paper 21.59 x 14 cm
    Rebecca Morgan
    Big Blonde Braider, 2016
    Coloured pencil and graphite on paper
    21.59 x 14 cm
    £ 750.00
Installation Views
Press release

Daniel Raphael Gallery is delighted to present Get a Load of This! curated by Mollie E Barnes, an exhibition showcasing 25 international female and non-binary artists, exploring visions of the female form.

 

The female form has been revolutionised in recent years; moving beyond gender and ideas of a ‘one size fits all’ ‘femininity’ to a more inclusive and differing visual culture. Each artist is reflecting on form, without bowing to societal nuances to define their visions and practice. With this in mind, the exhibition explores the female form through the lens of 25 contemporary artists, all of whom present a refreshing take on themes of sexuality, nature, commodification, identity and the self.

 

Collectively, the works transcend both gendered limitations and stereotypes often overwhelmingly prescribed by society’s male gaze. With many of the works created in isolation, they are brought together in this show as a visual conversation to represent the united concern for reform. The Gallery space provides a beating vessel for the exploration of identity, expression and embodiment, resisting many of the constant strains and pressures from society and sometimes objectification often present in the study of figuration.

 

Get a Load of This! explores ideas of embodiment and dualities of the self, seen in the works of Dodi King, Shipei Wang and Ariane Hughes. King’s work Fortune Teller dazzles the viewer with the notion of multidimensionality where the work honours the innate duality of humanity regarding both the physical, animal state of being as well as our potential for spiritual transcendence. It is a multifaceted celebration of feminine sexuality, eroticism, and creationism. Similarly, Wang’s Gacela of the Remembrance breaks down the multifaceted nature of identity. She invites the viewer to enter a trance-like dream state through the depiction of two characters who share a moment of intimacy - in reality, they are the product of forgotten identities swept away by the banality of daily routine.

 

This cumulative exploration has been curated with a fascination of both the seen and unseen in an increasingly digital and voyeuristic age. Visiting audiences are encouraged to perceive this flux between perceptions and realities in the works, and understand their place in resistance.

 

The title of the exhibition, Get a Load of This!, has both the intention of capturing and redirecting attention to the significant gender disparity in the art world, calling attention to the artists presented, but also as a tribute to the growing fight for visual attention in the modern age. The iconic feminist artwork, The Dinner Party (1974-79) by Judy Chicago, began life, modestly, as Twenty-Five Women Who Were Eaten Alive. It is in homage to this seminal work that the Curator has invited 25 international artists to exhibit.

 

“I’m extremely excited to be opening this exhibition alongside 25 talented women and non-binary artists. Portrayal of the self is one of the core messages of this show and it goes without saying how crucial it is that male owned galleries and organisations recognise the importance of diversifying their programme. This is not only visible through gender representation but also working with artists around the world, on this occasion, including artists from South Korea, Australia and Nigeria, to North America, mainland Europe and India”. - Daniel Levy, Gallery Owner.