Following her highly acclaimed solo exhibition in 2018 at Tate Britain, Lisa Brice’s solo show at Stephen Friedman Gallery continues her interrogation of the male gaze. Challenging and reinterpreting traditional depictions of the female nude from the perspective of a female artist, Brice contests the misogynistic nature of historical figuration typically painted by white men for white men and takes ownership over how women are portrayed. Working within the parameters of art history, Brice echoes iconic compositions by artists such as Degas, Manet and Picasso, but instead lends her muses agency and self-possession. The interiors draw on Brice’s personal experience from living and working between South Africa, London and Trinidad over the past 20 years.
25-28 Old Burlington Street