GIRL POWER IN LONDON: SAATCHI GALLERY CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ITS FIRST ALL-FEMALE EXHIBITION

Saatchi Gallery London continues to innovate and impress in the new year of 2016. HER ETIQUETTE has attended the preview of Saatchi Gallery’s Champagne Life exhibition, its first all-female exhibition in celebration of the Gallery’s 30th birthday. The exhibition opens to public from 13 January and aims to reflect what it is like to be a female artist working in the current time. It is set to become a major event on London’s cultural calendar.

The exhibition has been named after one of the participating female artists, Julia Wachtel’s art piece “Champagne Life”, purposefully contrasting the reality of working as an artist with the perceived world of glamour in this industry. Works from 14 emerging international female artists took over two entire floors of the Gallery, comprising not only a wide range of paintings of drastically different styles, but also diverse/interesting sculpture pieces of various forms.

The most eye-catching amongst all the unique pieces are works by Soheila Sokhanvari. The British-Iranian artist moved to the UK in 1979 to escape the conflict of the Iranian Revolution and described herself as a “cultural collage between Eastern and Western philosophy”. Her “Moje Sabz” aka horse-on-a-blue-ball sculpture has attracted every onlooker’s attention without fail and is undoubtedly fast becoming one of the most favoured signature pieces of the exhibition.

Champagne Life exhibition will run till 9 March 2016 due to popular demand and visit www.saatchigallery.com for further information.

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