Evening Standard - ES Magazine
FEMALES AT THE FORE
The big-hitting female artists are out in full force this Frieze Week with Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall taken over by Chilean artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña. There is also Turner Prize-shortlisted Veronica’s Ryan’s show opening at Alison Jacques, and one not to miss is the first UK exhibition (left) from US painter Amy Sherald at Hauser & Wirth (you’ll remember her show-stopping official portrait of Michelle Obama). The UK’s Golden Lion winner at this year’s Venice Biennale, Sonia Boyce, has an exhibition at Simon Lee as well as being this year’s Cork Street Banner commission. And it doesn’t end there — have you seen Cecily Brown’s amazing mural-like painting at the newly renovated Courtauld Gallery? She has an exhibition opening at Thomas Dane Gallery. Victoria Miro is showing pieces by the legendary Alice Neel coinciding with an exhibition of her work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The Serpentine Galleries has a female double-header with sculptor Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Infinite Folds (multiple textures and shapes that evoke both the human and the nonhuman), and Kamala Ibrahim Ishag, whose paintings are inspired by spiritualism, women and nature.