ROXANA HALLS
Avenging
2020
Oil on Linen
160 x 160 cm
AVENGING, specially created for the exhibition KAPOW! - Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, features a super-heroine of Halls' invention, formed in the image of NY icon Dianne Brill with more than a sensation of Barbarella.
This warrior, her labrys ready at her thigh is a Lesbian Avenger, a fantastical characterisation of the women whose evocatively titled group, founded in the 1990's New York, fought against lesbian invisibility, misogyny and most memorably in this country, Section 28.