Retro 7 – 20 July
Transport yourself to the optimistic and liberated 60’s and 70’s with this exhibition of new paintings by Ingrid Boot & Rae West. Retro reflects back on a time of social movements and developments in the genres of fashion, art and architecture, with each artist translating elements of the era into compelling works of contemporary art.
Ingrid Boot has created a suite of striking portraits that find their inspiration in the iconic, inventive and pioneering fashion of Mary Quant. Boot presents us with confident subjects that joyfully capture the sensibility of the mod aesthetic. Reminiscent of media stills or magazine covers, these paintings embody the Quant ideal whereby “a fashionable woman wears clothes; the clothes don’t wear her”.
Rae West’s new paintings offer a mid-century modern aesthetic with their curvaceous and biomorphic forms, and bold yet minimal designs. West’s palettes are immediately transporting as she layers retro ochres, oranges, brown and golds to create rich and sensuous surfaces.
Pictured images (cropped)
Ingrid Boot, Lady Quant, Oil on Canvas
Rae West – Funk Soul Vibes, Resin and Gold Leaf on Board