Eve Leibe Gallery is pleased to present ‘Comic Tendencies’, a group featuring for the first time in London, Samantha Rosenwald, Oda Iselin Sønderland and Maurizio Bongiovanni. The works in the exhibition challenge the social expectations of feminine-masculine behaviours, defying rigid gender categories in an amusing light. Appearing for centuries in magazines, newspapers and underground publications, comics illustrate cartoons, but also politics, popular culture, propaganda and subversion. While the bright colours, curved figures and storyboard format speaks to children, throughout history they have had the power to challenge the status quo, with its cartoon-like format providing the opportunity to critique and subvert reality.
Text by Lizzy Vartanian Collier
Private view: Wednesday, 9th October 5.00 pm- 8.00 pm
At: 30 Elizabeth Street London, Belgravia, SW1W 9RB
Join us for the gallery tour with Lizzy Vartanian Collier on Saturday, 12th October 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
From the top, Detail of ‘Fugletitter’, Oda Iselin Sønderland, 2019
'Party of One', Samantha Rosenwald, 2018
'Like4Like', Maurizio Bongiovanni, 2018