THE FUTURE IS FEMALE - ANGELA GROSSMANN
On exhibit at Winsor Gallery from next week, Angela Grossmann, The Future is Female.
Direct from the artist, a statement on what her new show is all about:
CINNABAR TWIST Oil on vellum, 30x40” 2011
“We live in an age where every moment from the age of two onwards, children, women especially, are constantly aware of being looked at, photographed or being captured somehow for future reference,” acknowledges Grossmann of the chronic weighing up process, the anxiety about whether they’re good enough, slim enough, wearing the right clothes, portraying the right image. “I’m interested in those chance moments when a woman or girl takes on a power beyond all of that rubbish, beyond herself,” she says. “It might be the swing of a hip or the way a leg stands that is so beautiful, so extraordinary, has always been extraordinary and appealing. I’m not interested in making a statement, in being didactic. I’m just trying to figure it out: why is that so captivating, so beautiful? I’m going after beauty. Not in the classic sense, but in the poignant fleeting moments, like the girl in tight jeans with a broken zipper. These moments when we’re vulnerable without pretense, caught unawares, are sometimes the most poetic. Even when we’re trying to be something else, it’s what we’re not trying to be that’s actually so exquisite. We don’t know it at the time. We can’t know it. If we did, it wouldn’t be exquisite.”
A N G E L A G R O S S M A N
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE
WINSOR GALLERY APRIL 4 - MAY 6, 2012