Exhibition

Alice Hawkins: ‘The Female Gaze'

5 Dec 2008 – 7 Feb 2009

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  • St Peter's Metro Station
  • Sunderland Station

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Alice Hawkins moves between the worlds of fine art and fashion, working across the page and gallery wall. Her first one-person exhibition reveals nearly 70 new works, including images taken across the last decade and ones specially commissioned. Hawkins' images are always portraits, and her sitters occupy a bewildering range of social situations and geographical locations. Her photographs have been shot over four continents, in cities from Tokyo to St Petersburg and from Las Vegas to Blackpool. Nick Knight has described Hawkins' work as capturing the everyday burlesque": what is theatrical or outrageous in ordinary life. At a casual glance, she seems to celebrate all that lies outside orthodox 'good taste'. However, her area of investigation is not to ask

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