Écriture Féminine
20 February - 5 March, 2016

Écriture féminine

Edgar Modern will be holding a multiple artist exhibition in February 2016 entitled ‘Écriture Féminine’ and curated by recent MA Curating graduate, Jennifer Dudley.

French writer Hélène Cixous first coined the term ‘écriture féminine’ in her seminal essay, ‘The Laugh of the Medusa’ (1975), in which she asserts: "woman must write her self: must write about women and bring women to writing, from which they have been driven away as violently as from their bodies". Based in literature, yet applicable to the visual arts and other forms of self-expression, écriture féminine is the concept of women being empowered to represent themselves and their histories, thus creatively exploring their social roles and status in the world.

This multiple artist exhibition will explore contemporary depictions of women writing her self, outside of the art historical tradition of the ‘male gaze’. Includes work from Edgar Modern artists Henrietta Dubrey, Roxana Halls, Toni Cogdell and Rachael Read (Rain) as well as two exciting guest artists: Corinna Spencer, Caroline Yates, and Emma Copley.

Read more about the exhibition on our gallery blog!

 

Assistant Henrietta Dubrey 2
Assistant
oil on canvas
51 x 34 cm
 
Exposed Henrietta Dubrey 2
Exposed
oil on canvas
130 x 105 cm
 
L.A. Spanx Henrietta Dubrey 2
L.A. Spanx
oil on canvas
58 x 41 cm
 
Take Courage Toni Cogdell
Take Courage
oil on wood
60 x 80 cm
 
The Unseen Toni Cogdell
The Unseen
oil on wood
60 x 80 cm
 
The Open Field Toni Cogdell
The Open Field
oil on linen
41 x 65 cm
 
Working Up Rachael Read (Rain)
Working Up
oil on canvas
150 x 120 cm
 
RP with Strategy Rachael Read (Rain)
RP with Strategy
oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
 
Rachael Read (Rain)
Generation
oil on canvas
120 x 150 cm
 
Midnight Snacks Roxana Halls
Midnight Snacks
oil on linen
80 x 110 cm
 
Cover V Roxana Halls
Cover V
oil on linen
20 x 20 cm
 
Cover I Roxana Halls
Cover I
oil on linen
20 x 20 cm
 
Goya_s Women 1 Corinna Spencer (Guest)
Goya's Women 1
Acrylic on paper
10 x 15 cm
 
Goya_s Women 6 Corinna Spencer (Guest)
Goya's Women 6
Acrylic on paper
10 x 15 cm
 
Goya_s Women 5 Corinna Spencer (Guest)
Goya's Women 5
Acrylic on paper
10 x 15 cm