We start in the 1970s, with American artist Nancy Spero, whose overtly political work showed the male phallus as a symbol of destruction. Spero was an activist, violently opposed to the Vietnam War and concerned with issues such as the demise of the US financial system and the Middle East’s oil crisis. Her work created a new language in feminist art.
The late Chicago artist Elizabeth Murray represents the '80s, and her flirty, vivid canvases capture the optimism of a decade in the wait of technological advancement. Her high-spirited cartoonish works embrace cable TV, Internet and developing sub-cultures.
YBA artist Rachel Whiteread, the subject of a major forthcoming Tate Britain exhibition, represents the 1990s. Her sculptures are rough, industrial objects, made from materials such as resin, wire, concrete, chairs, cans. These everyday, household objects become poetic fossils: what usually goes unnoticed becomes intimate and eternal.
The millennium ushered in rapid developments in technology, opening up global communication networks. American artist Rebecca Allen is a pioneer in the field of computer art, toying with video games, animation, 3-D graphics and virtual reality.
Surreal artist and videomaker Charlotte Colbert represents the 2010's. She creates dreamscapes - with her new body of work ‘Screen Portraits’, the artist creates sculptures made of screens and moving images depicting close ups of her subjects, that meditate on our current concept of public/private relationships.
|What||'toute seule': Rebecca Allen, Charlotte Colbert, Elizabeth Murray, Nancy Spero and Rachel Whiteread, Gazelli Art House|
|Where||Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover St, London, W1S 4NN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
13 Jan 17 – 25 Feb 17, Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 7pm
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