Future of Women
Here at Subject Matter, we are naturally proud of all our artists. Something that makes us the most proud, however, is seeing them grow into their practice and become stronger and more powerful as they work. All the artists shown here are women we have worked with a long time; we have seen first-hand their inspirations and know them well.
Given this curation is for our friends at Future of Women, we decided to celebrate the power of women: not only the subjects of these images, who own their space like queens, but also the artists themselves who wear their artistic ability like a badge of honour.
In both Jenny Woods and Alice Marinelli’s work we see how their subjects consume our gaze; we devour them almost hungrily. The women are powerful, omnipotent, even though they are rendered in an almost ghostly and self-absorbed manner. Genevieve Daniell and Caroline Fraser are two very different artists, with very different techniques, but we see here how both of them command their subject. The composition is perfect, the colours are true and their architectural subjects come to life under their gaze. It is in Cat Vinton’s work that our celebration of women coalesces. Cat has spent years documenting the world’s remaining nomadic tribes and her work celebrates the women of those communities, who work alongside the men as equals. Cat spends months living with the families, helping them and carefully documenting their lives. Instead of bringing a guide or translator, at the start of her stay she makes friends with a young woman from the community - her entire relationship with the nomads is built on trust and on a shared affection.
What our curation celebrates is not just the power of women, but also the empathy we have between ourselves. From the snow-covered mountains of the High Himalaya to a bingo hall in Austin, Texas, there is a heart that beats in us all that shares the same experiences and emotions. A heart that can create, inspire and enjoy both beauty and art.
Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy the exhibition! You can delve a little deeper into each story by clicking on the images that excite you.
- Kitty Dinshaw, Artist Director, Subject Matter
Each piece of work is unique to this exhibition and is sized 30cm x 20cm, in limited editions of 15. All images are available as prints, but please just email us if you’d like to buy a work that has been framed - firstname.lastname@example.org - and we will work out the price and the details of exactly what you would like.