100208: Where we meet

Gabriele Senn Galerie, Galerie Bleich-Rossi: Josephyne Pryde, Sarah Staton – Mother and Her House. Josephyne Pryde, Sarah Staton – Sex Where we meet Josephyne Pryde and Sarah Staton, two British artists who have been friends since childhood, are currently both exhibiting their work in two Galleries in Vienna. Gallery Bleich-Rossi displays their oeuvre dealing with motherhood and home, while the Gallery Senn shows their artistic feministic identity titled “Sex”. Josephine Pryde stages her at times somewhat blurred black and white photographs made in 2007/08 with female models in front of flowery panels triggering emotions such as “frustration”, “rebellion” and “satisfaction”. For these women freedom of thought as well as freedom of action are extremely limited. Pryde’s work refers to the images of motherhood and femininity of the 60s, which she herself experienced as a middle-class family child in the UK. How strongly this traditional mother-role and the resulting revolution shaped the process of self-discovery as a female artist, is not only clear through her communicative work, but also through Ellen Cantor’s poem “my future wife”. The poem embraces the work of both artists; and is available at each of the exhibits designed like a playing card. It brutally fights off the memory of the old mother and creates the image of a new mother who is cool, sexy, loving, and wearing a push-up bra. Sarah Staton adapted the topic with wooden sculptures and boards in varying heights, all set on arched pedestals. They resemble rustic tables and allude to the frequently asked question in the UK: to which extent does modern art undermine British values? The tables are also meant to symbolize family life as well as its decay. At the exhibit in the Gallery Senn, Pryde’s photos show make-up balls exploding in the air and playfully approach idealistic female beauty. Industrial beauty products and messages are sensually re-interpreted by the artist. Sarah Staton’ work shows small wavy lines painted onto denim. These are meant to be abstractions of telephone doodles, as girl friends in the 80s would absentmindedly scribble them onto any surface, while gossiping with one another on the phone. The matching Bang & Olufsen telephone is printed on invitations for both exhibits. Gabriele Senn Galerie 1040 Vienna, Schleifmühlgasse 1a, until 29. 02. 08 Galerie Bleich-Rossi 1010 Vienna, Dominikanerbastei 19, until 29. 02.08

Gabriele Senn Galerie
1040 Wien, Schleifmühlgasse 1 a
Tel: +43 1 585 25 80
Email: office@galeriesenn.at
Öffnungszeiten: Di-Fr 11-17h, Sa 11-14h

Galerie Bleich Rossi zu Gast bei Christine König
1040 Wien, Schleifmühlgasse 1A
Tel: +43 1 585 74 74, Fax: +43 1 585 74 74-24
Email: galerie@bleich-rossi.at
Öffnungszeiten: Di-Fr 13-19 Sa 11-15

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