09/03/2023 - 26/03/2023
Contemporary - Sculpture
Six Artist Group Show - Still Here - Women Making Abstract Sculpture
An exhibition investigating the position and relevance of women’s abstract sculpture in today’s contemporary art scene, with This Stuff Matters artists; Gillian Brent, Jill Gibson, Alexandra Harley, Sheila Vollmer + guests Beatrice Galletley and Anna Reading.
This Stuff Matters is an exhibiting group and discussion forum of four women abstract sculptors; Gillian Brent, Jill Gibson, Alexandra Harley, and Sheila Vollmer. They have invited two early career women sculptors Beatrice Galletley and Anna Reading to join them for this exhibition.
Each artist in This Stuff Matters plays confidently with form, material, colour, space and scale yet each artist’s work is distinct in the use of abstraction and construction. There is a definite sense of a common visual language and collective experience, emerging from a female perspective.
All four sculptors, who have been working and exhibiting since the 1980s, are avid feminists, although their work stretches beyond an exploration of feminist issues. The group endeavours to be perceived, first and foremost, as artists, however a feminist perspective is occasionally apparent in the work of individuals. It is the making, the materials and the construction, which is the predominant driving force.
Deptford 6 Creekside, Deptford SE8 4SA