What to see this week: selling exhibitions
Four exhibitions at The Fine Art Society, 148, New Bond Street, London W1, February 6–28 (020–7629 5116; www.thefineartsociety.com) examine the role and status of women artists from the early 1900s to the present day. A retrospective of the British painter known as Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein, 1895– 1978) is in Gallery 1. ‘Women Artists: A Conversation’ features 12 contemporary artists who have responded to Gluck’s legacy—among them Jennifer Durrant, Vanessa Jackson, Annie Kevans, Eileen Cooper and Cathie Pilkington. ‘Modern British Women’ presents the work of both celebrated and lesser-known artists working throughout the 20th century, including Dora Carrington, Vanessa Bell and Elizabeth Frink. ‘Ethel Gabain—life Studies’ comprises lithographs by Ethel Gabain (1883–1950), including some done in the 1940s as an official war artist. All but ‘Gluck’ are selling exhibitions.
Heads at Abbott and Holder, 30, Museum Street, London WC1, until February 11 (www.abbottandholder.co.uk;