Girl Power – a new art exhibition inspired by female identity comes to the Brixton Pound Cafe this week

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Girl Power – a new art exhibition inspired by female identity comes to the Brixton Pound Cafe this week, launching on Saturday 18th February and running for two weeks.

The exhibition is by local artist Maria Beadell who explores women’s issues and femininity through painting. Maria told us…

“In a world where sexism and misogyny is ever-present and inequality is all around us, this show is my celebration of what it means to be ‘female’ to me.  The series of paintings in this show look at various facets of femininity and female identity.

As a female artist, I am aware that the subject of this show might seem a little cliché and overdone. Nonetheless, I think my work presents an original and personalised take on the theme.

I explore everything from sexuality and sensuality represented by the wolf in paintings like She-Wolf, Nature Spirit and Little Red Riding Hood; to mass-marketing and potential exploitation in Dirty Disney; unconventional expressions of femininity in I’m your Venus; religion and culture in The flip-side of the coin and achievement and success in the public arena with my series of small portraits of famous women in Colourful Women.

I have also included a self-portrait: Self in this show, which also touches on many of these themes within a highly personal context.”

Maria’s exhibition launches this Saturday 18th February at the Brixton Pound Cafe (77 Atlantic Road).

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