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35 Baker Street, London W1U 8EN

 Roxana Halls
Exhibition: 26 August - 27 September 2014
Private View: Thursday 28th August 2014, 6pm - 8pm

Roxana Halls’ second solo exhibition at Hay Hill Gallery focuses in on uncharacteristic, devil-may-care attitudes to appetite. The works are a wry observation of the push and pull of modern society’s expectations, swinging from quiet introspection to wild exhibitionism- and back again. These female protagonists respond to messages of Eat/Don’t Eat like simmering saucepans, or boiling kettles about to blow their covers: a beauty queen takes the first bite from her prize bouquet; a golden haired girl floats away from a telephone conversation; we peer in with curiosity- only to find that popcorn-stuffing theatre-goers stare back at us through their 3D glasses.

Although the artist considers herself to be working within the feminist tradition, she does not force-feed us the moral of the story. Her subjects are presented without judgement- staring back at us defiantly, challenging us about our own self-imposed boundaries. Caught in the act of mastication, these women forget all social etiquette as they advance aggressively upon the edible.

The exhibition will be held on the ground floor gallery alongside a group show on the lower ground floor gallery. Hay Hill Gallery also presents a sculpture collection which features works by Eleanor Cardozo, Nicola Godden, Richard L.Minns, Andy Cheese, Jamie McCartney, Ian Edwards, Gianfranco Meggiato, Alfonso & Massimiliano Cacchiarelli Principi, Oleg Prokofiev, Rachel Ann Stevenson and Palolo Valdés.

With the compliments of Hay Hill Gallery, the pleasure of your
company is requested to attend the private view of the exhibition
on Thursday 28th August 2014, 6pm - 8pm
at Hay Hill Gallery, 35 Baker Street, London W1U 8EN
rsvp@hayhillgallery.com, 020 7935 5315


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