Alice Maher

The Glorious Maid of the Charnel House

21 September - 15 October

Purdy Hicks has moved to 25 Thurloe Street, London
SW7 2LQ. Our first exhibition in the new gallery is Alice Maher's new watercolour series The Glorious Maid of the Charnel House. In this work internal and external worlds interface, co-exist and self generate. Maher's reference points include art history, mythic narrative and medical textbooks, as her shape shifting maids call down and mischievously intervene with the often problematic history of visual representation of the feminine throughout all of these fields. The inner and the outer body unfolds and enfolds simultaneously and human, animal and vegetal intermingle and overlap in intense hybrid forms.