Exhibition Main Gallery - Ellen Ranson 'Under the Eaves'
Paintings are granted different levels of prominence and credibility within a gallery. Gallery and museum spaces have been typically dominated with white male artists’ representations of the female figure.
Abstract expressionism is emblematic of these issues, whereby female artists of the era were marginalised and disregarded, whilst male artists rose to prominence. This blueprint can be applicable to contemporary patriarchal power structures.
The artists’ work aims to perform the arrogance and ego associated with the Abstract Expressionist male archetype.