‘A Wider Landscape’ Examines Mountains through the Female Gaze
The Alpine Club is pleased to announce that 'A Wider Landscape', a group show featuring works from the Alpine Club collection and seven contemporary artists, will open at Charlotte Road on 13 September.
‘A Wider Landscape’ looks at mountains through a female gaze, reinterpreting the Alpine Club’s renowned collection in an inclusive and modern light. The exhibition displays a wide array of mediums and styles, showing how women engage with mountain landscapes and how personal safety for women in remote landscapes affects their work. Through the interplay of contemporary and historic pieces, the exhibition explores the myriad ways that female artists see, think and fantasize about mountains.
Exhibition curator and featured artist Polly Townsend says of the exhibition:
“Women are still vastly underrepresented in galleries and collections worldwide and even more so in landscape work. This exhibition is a small attempt to address this disparity, but it is also a series of conversations between the artists, the artwork and each other – a conversation about authority, beauty and what it is to interact with the mountains.”
The contemporary artists featured in the exhibition are Zoe Benbow, Serena Curmi, Janet Johnson, Jenny Pockley, Lisa Rigg, Emma Stibbon and Polly Townsend.
'Save the Day' by Polly Townsend
'Lucia and the Black Swan' by Lisa Rigg
'Mountainway' by Serena Curmi
The exhibition can be visited at the Alpine Club's Charlotte Road premises on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 12:00 and 17:00 until the 10 November.
There will be an Opening Reception at the exhibition from 18:00 – 19:30 on the 13 September.