This exhibition will commence a year’s programme in which the gallery will only present art by women artists.
The reality is that less than 30% of artists represented by major commercial galleries in London are women, with only 5% of galleries representing an equal number of male and female artists. In most aspects of the art market – from sales and auction results to solo exhibitions in major institutions – male artists continue to outnumber their female counterparts in the majority of activities that signify the development of an artist’s career.
The first show in the series presents the gallery’s first solo exhibition of British artist Rose English. As an integral figure in the development of performance art in Britain. the presentation will provide rich insights into this element of English’s practice, in addition to her explorations of other art forms, incorporating photography, painting and ceramics.
About Richard Saltoun Gallery
Founded in 2012, Richard Saltoun Gallery is based in Mayfair, London. The programme specialises in contemporary art, with an emphasis on Feminist, Conceptual and Performance artists from the 1960s onwards. It is guided by a strong focus on rediscovering the work of important yet under-recognised artists through a yearly exhibition programme at its central location on Dover Street and participation in numerous art fairs around the world. Active in both the primary and secondary market, Richard Saltoun Gallery has established a leading reputation for promoting and exhibiting the work of female artists including Helena Almeida, Eleanor Antin, Renate Bertlmann, Lili Dujourie, Rose English, VALIE EXPORT, Gina Pane, Penny Slinger and Greta Schödl, amongst others.
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About the event:
#besmartaboutart networking is a monthly opportunity presented by Be Smart About Art to meet artists, curators & other art world peers, view exhibitions and spaces, and expand knowledge – creative and professional alike!
Welcoming arrivals from 6.30-6.45pm, BSAA Founder and art world entrepreneur Susan J Mumford will introduce gallerist Richard Saltoun at 6.45pm. He’ll provide insight about the gallery’s history, Rose’s practice and pieces on display, the philosophy behind programming a year of female artists and more. Then in the spirit of building your professional community, Susan will provide three top networking tips. There will be plenty of opportunity for mixing and mingling as well as viewing the art on display.
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