Obama, Sacrifice, Nicola Green
Arundhati Roy, Stephen Chambers
ICON 10 September â€“ 22 October | Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester
CON is the latest exhibition from Chichester based gallery Candida Stevens Fine Art, opening this autumn.
Casting a gaze over our social, cultural, religious and political icons through the work of 21 contemporary British figurative artists, the powerful show picks out the symbols, people and ideas that represent our thoughts, dominate our attention or are held up as worthy of our adulation. While celebrity features highly, politics are also widely covered in the guises of class, diversity and activism together with some potent social, religious and gender observations. With depictions ranging from The Queen, Kate Moss, Barack Obama, Anna Wintour, Marx and
Engels to Aung San Suu Kyi and the Moon, it is interesting to see the figures that have been considered worthy of the title of icon in our modern world. Curated by Candida Stevens, the exhibition features work by artists which could be considered icons themselves, including Tracey Emin RA, Nicole Farhi, Grayson Perry RA and Marc Quinn. Their work will be shown alongside new pieces created for the show by Stephen Chambers RA, Eileen Cooper RA, Nicola Green, Annie Kevans, Irene Lees and Jane McAdam Freud. For more information visit: candidastevens.com
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