Brand new gallery Boogie Wall is to hold its very first exhibition in London in October. The gallery is London’s first all-female run gallery that exclusively showcases female artists.
Boogie Wall is to celebrate both emerging and already established woman artists, providing a platform for activism, and showcasing art with impact.
The opening show which will launch in London during the Frieze Art Fair, is called Notre Dame/Our Lady. The exhibition will aim to fight the misrepresentation of women in the art world.
The Frieze Art Fair runs from the 3rd to the 6th October in Regent’s Park.
The exhibition will feature three female artists: Namsa Leuba, Dalphine Diallo and Alice Herbst, all exploring gender identity from their unique social and geographical viewpoints.
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Namsa Leuba is to unveil her brand new series at Boogie Wall called Illusions – The Myth of the Vahine Through Gender Dysmorphia. Her art questions the exoticism and sexualisation of the Polynesian women in Western art narrative. Lebua uses traditional cultural and social ornaments to decorate transgender models, who are shown in their native environment. The artwork creates a surreal sense of myth, reality and asserting their individuality.
Dalphine Diallo will showcase her latest series called Women of New York which depicts her subjects as mythical heroines in everyday life. The works are inspired by the artist’s life after living in New York for 10 years, during which she assisted acclaimed photographer Peter Beard.
Former model turned artist, Alice Herbst, creates art that is similar the realism of Lucian Freud and voyeurism of Alfred Hitchcock. Her artworks shows women in a vintage environment, reminiscent of the 19th Century depiction of women. Herbst often portrays psychological themes in her work, showing examples of the impact our surroundings have on our identity.
Notre Dame/Our Lady will run from the 4th to the 27th October 2019.