South London Women Artists put on their summer show at Brixton East last week.
Founded in 2008 this collaborative group of women artists are rapidly gaining traction in the London Art World and beyond.
An exhibition at the brilliant Brixton East venue has become a bit of an SLWA summer tradition. The curators of My Place asked artists to respond to the theme of the same name. The artists responded magnificently , those featured here photographed best but all of the work was of a very high standard.
New Ideal Home-Pat Cove
I think this was one of the pieces selected by an art critic who exclaimed that he liked this and one other piece but that “the rest was shit.” Thankfully the comments in the visitors book were more fulsome and complimentary.
The Ladies Bridge- Waterloo Bridge Karen Livesay
This video installation looked amazing projected on the wall next to the three prints of Waterloo Bridge that accompanied it. The text projected is the actual writing of some of the women who were welders on the bridge.
Talking text, which is my current obsession, I bought this painting by Valerie Lambert.
Valerie, a London based Scot, feels that bridges signify her place in London. It’s hanging very happily in theoldmortuary now .
The success of this exhibition is not only the work of women. Celestine, a man of infinite patience, hung every piece of art. The building, Brixton East, is also pretty special.
Did you ever see such well stocked loos ?