Thursday, 16 August 2012

GIRL ON GIRL, FEMALE RESPONSES TO MODERN WOMEN - GROUP SHOW AT DALSTON SUPERSTORE



Twat Boutique and Dalston Superstore presents
GIRL ON GIRL
Female responses to modern women
A group exhibition

PRIVATE VIEW – THURSDAY 7th JUNE – 7pm
EXHIBITION RUNS FRIDAY 8th JUNE – SUNDAY 22nd JULY 2012
DALSTON SUPERSTORE 117 KINGSLAND HIGH ST E8 2PB


For the last three years the floors of The Dalston Superstore have been flooded with the finest ladies of East London, for one of the most renowned and successful lesbian nights; Twat Boutique.

Sadly Twat Boutique will be shutting up shop on Thursday 7th June and the final bow will be a night to remember. The habitual Twat Boutique fun will be uniting with fabulous female artists previewing their work in a Girl on Girl group exhibition.

Girl on Girl
Female responses to modern women

This unique female-only exhibition will be unlike anything previously seen at Dalston Superstore, celebrating and showcasing emerging and established local female artists. Using the female as a subject, the exhibition will explore modern women through the eyes of female artists, across a broad spectrum of mediums. From illustration and photography, to textiles and sculpture.

Through history women have been forced to suppress and hide their abilities, going as far as disguising their names in order to share their work with the world. In contrast, this evening will embrace and revel in broadcasting women.

Each of the artists have drawn inspiration from various modern female cultures, including the ever evolving lesbian community. However the under-current of the final Twat Boutique and Girl on Girl exhibition is a celebration and recognition of female creativity.

Twat Boutique was a concept created by DJ Elma wolf to act as a incomparable haven in East London, enabling lesbian culture to have an alternative meeting point to the existing Soho female night scene. The success of the evening has grown and grown, with huge numbers of people travelling across the Thames to dance to resident DJs, including Kerry & Casio, MDMX, Paul Dragoni and Cum & Sea and Me.

Documenting these iconic evenings for the duration of the three years, photographers Holly Falconer and Christa Holka. Each one of these images, taken from the same night reflects the individual style of the artist, giving an insight to what was happening behind the exterior of Dalston Superstore. Both are featuring artists for Girl on Girl. Along side these ladies will be the ever evolving illustrator Victoria Sin, who's work has been seen in publications including Wonderland and Vice. Also exhibiting in solo and group show through out London.
Supporting these 2D practitioners will be 3D pieces stretching across the art spectrum. Including the fantastic textile artist Louise Riley. Using beautiful imagery translated through fabric and thread, her choice of subject contradicts her use of tones and colours, giving her a sensitive yet striking pallet.

Girl on Girl will be a collaboration of standalone art and  fantastic music, an enthralling recognition of the creativity and strength that exists and thrives amongst our modern women. The end of an era for Twat Boutique, but a showcase for the continuation of female success.

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THE QUE FOR GIRL ON GIRL EXHIBITION AND LAST TWAT BOUTIQUE



'CAT'    MURAL BY VICTORIA SIN

UNTITLED (from the project I WAS THERE) 2010 - 2011 CHRISTA HOLKA

'TICKLED PINK' BY 
YASEMEN HUSSEIN



'LIQUID LUCY IN LUCIDITY'S SLICE AND SPLICE' BY LOUISE RILEY


'GIRL ON GIRL' BY LOUISE RILEY



'TWAT BOUTIQUE 2009 - 2011' BY HOLLY FALCONER

'THE WOMAN' BY SASKIA WICKINS

'LENGTHEN, DARKEN, THICKEN, DEFINE' BY EGLE TREZZI
















3 comments:

  1. How are we looking at the paintings of Mark Rothko these days?
    Is he old hat, replaced in America by more contemporary concerns? Looking at his minimal canvases and their enticing floating squares of subdued paint live at the MOMA recently, I had to stop to wonder whether he still communicates to a modern and younger audience.
    Wahooart.com, the site that sells good canvas prints to order from their database of digital images, has many Rothko prints. I ordered this one, Blue and grey, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWU7F
    , that I have now hanging in my study. I can spend a long time looking at this elusive image that takes me to some other place not in this world.

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  2. As an older art collector since my wife passed away, I must admit to being very partial to collecting nudes in art, as original paintings or as good prints, that I have displayed all over the house. (I like to see the surprised faces of my new visitors).
    This one,
    http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LHTDD, by Emile Munier, is hanging in one corner of my bedroom and was printed by wahooart.com, where I am a very good customer.

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