Twat Boutique and Dalston Superstore presents
GIRL ON GIRL
Female responses to modern women
A group exhibition
PRIVATE VIEW – THURSDAY 7th JUNE – 7pm
EXHIBITION RUNS FRIDAY 8th JUNE – SUNDAY 22nd JULY 2012
DALSTON SUPERSTORE 117 KINGSLAND HIGH ST E8 2PB
For the last three years the floors of The Dalston Superstore have been flooded with the finest ladies of East London, for one of the most renowned and successful lesbian nights; Twat Boutique.
Sadly Twat Boutique will be shutting up shop on Thursday 7th June and the final bow will be a night to remember. The habitual Twat Boutique fun will be uniting with fabulous female artists previewing their work in a Girl on Girl group exhibition.
Girl on Girl
Female responses to modern women
This unique female-only exhibition will be unlike anything previously seen at Dalston Superstore, celebrating and showcasing emerging and established local female artists. Using the female as a subject, the exhibition will explore modern women through the eyes of female artists, across a broad spectrum of mediums. From illustration and photography, to textiles and sculpture.
Through history women have been forced to suppress and hide their abilities, going as far as disguising their names in order to share their work with the world. In contrast, this evening will embrace and revel in broadcasting women.
Each of the artists have drawn inspiration from various modern female cultures, including the ever evolving lesbian community. However the under-current of the final Twat Boutique and Girl on Girl exhibition is a celebration and recognition of female creativity.
Twat Boutique was a concept created by DJ Elma wolf to act as a incomparable haven in East London, enabling lesbian culture to have an alternative meeting point to the existing Soho female night scene. The success of the evening has grown and grown, with huge numbers of people travelling across the Thames to dance to resident DJs, including Kerry & Casio, MDMX, Paul Dragoni and Cum & Sea and Me.
Documenting these iconic evenings for the duration of the three years, photographers Holly Falconer and Christa Holka. Each one of these images, taken from the same night reflects the individual style of the artist, giving an insight to what was happening behind the exterior of Dalston Superstore. Both are featuring artists for Girl on Girl. Along side these ladies will be the ever evolving illustrator Victoria Sin, who's work has been seen in publications including Wonderland and Vice. Also exhibiting in solo and group show through out London.
Supporting these 2D practitioners will be 3D pieces stretching across the art spectrum. Including the fantastic textile artist Louise Riley. Using beautiful imagery translated through fabric and thread, her choice of subject contradicts her use of tones and colours, giving her a sensitive yet striking pallet.
Girl on Girl will be a collaboration of standalone art and fantastic music, an enthralling recognition of the creativity and strength that exists and thrives amongst our modern women. The end of an era for Twat Boutique, but a showcase for the continuation of female success.
THE QUE FOR GIRL ON GIRL EXHIBITION AND LAST TWAT BOUTIQUE
'CAT' MURAL BY VICTORIA SIN
UNTITLED (from the project I WAS THERE) 2010 - 2011 CHRISTA HOLKA
'TICKLED PINK' BY
'LIQUID LUCY IN LUCIDITY'S SLICE AND SPLICE' BY LOUISE RILEY
'GIRL ON GIRL' BY LOUISE RILEY
'TWAT BOUTIQUE 2009 - 2011' BY HOLLY FALCONER
'THE WOMAN' BY SASKIA WICKINS
'LENGTHEN, DARKEN, THICKEN, DEFINE' BY EGLE TREZZI