Anise Gallery London are delighted to be joining the global Nasty Women art movement for its next exhibition: "Nasty Women : Architecture", which runs from 26th October to 18th November 2017. Set up by female artists in New York last year, the name was derived from a comment Donald Trump made to Hilary Clinton. The movement has since organised a number of exhibitions and events with the aim of raising awareness of women’s rights and raising funds for women's charities around the world.
Our Nasty Women : Architecture exhibition is being co-curated by Aesthetica Art Prize Winner and V&A digital resident Rachel Ara and art writer Issey Scott. With an all female exhibition of work inspired by architecture, we are hoping to raise funds for South London Rape Crisis. Ipswich artist Lois Cordelia joins a small number of female artists whose work has been selected for this show, including Carla Gannis, Sophie Neville and Hannah Honeywill.
In keeping with Anise Gallery's established ethos of curating and promoting architectural art work, the exhibition will showcase innovative work that takes its inspiration from architecture, geometry, the urban environment and infrastructure. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split between the artist and the South London Rape Crisis charity.
Lois Cordelia will exhibit a collection of about 100 of her recent life drawings, each one superimposed on the pages of a book of architectural photography. The original book is called "The House of God" and features photographs of sacred spaces: churches, cathedrals, temples, mosques, synagogues, shrines, and so on). The male and female life sketches in the book seek to re-establish the sacredness of the naked human body - often considered indecent in the context of religion and societal norms - by superimposing it over the architecture of places of worship of every culture. Hence, it ties together the exhibition's architectural theme with the Rape Crisis charity, working to re-empower rape victims and represent a journey into healing after the body's violation through rape.
Lois Cordelia runs a life drawing group in her hometown of Ipswich, along with friend and life model Kaz Garrad. Lois has filled a number of books with life sketches in this style, working over photography of architecture, space, the planet earth, ancient megalithic monuments, shipwrecks, and so on. Lois also runs a monthly interfaith Art and Spirituality forum in Ipswich.
Nasty Women : Architecture runs from 26th October to 18th November 2017 at the Anise Gallery, which is located along historic Shad Thames just past the former Design Museum building and opposite Conran’s head office. It is situated near to Bermondsey Street, the home of the Fashion and Textiles Museum and White Cube and within 5 minute walk of the fantastic Maltby Street Market.
Opening Night: Thursday 26th October 2017, 6pm - 9pm.
Exhibition runs: 26th October to 18th November 2017
Gallery Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: Anise Gallery, 13A Shad Thames, LONDON SE1 2PU - scroll down for map.