ROXANA HALLS
Threesome I
(Sadie Lee)Threesome II
(Self Portrait)Threesome III
(Sarah Jane Moon)Threesome I, II & IIIPortrait of Ursula MartinezPortrait of Bird La Bird & Trixie
THREESOME
THREESOME
New Art Projects, London
11th Jan - 4th March 2018

The Gallery, Liverpool
4th November - 2nd December 2018

Roxana Halls, Sadie Lee and Sarah Jane Moon are figurative artists, each with a distinctive and unique style, whose queer identities inform much of their work. These painters engage with the theme of sexuality in singular and compelling ways and offer arresting interpretations of the ‘female gaze’.
For this show they will, for the first time, paint portraits of one another, alongside a new self-portrait. In addition to these three works by each artist, they will each paint a fourth work, a portrait of Ursula Martinez.
Differing notions of queer identity are explored here and this group invites aesthetic as well as ideological scrutiny. These gay women make bold, alluring, witty and deft works, which seek to foreground the idea of the female gaze and explore how they look at each other and themselves. The show’s title, ‘Threesome’, makes a coolly sardonic reference to the voyeuristic aspect of lesbian representation: any eroticism in these works is strictly intentional.
This exhibition follows on from the ground-breaking exhibition of Queer British Art held between April and October 2017 at Tate Britain. The cut-off date for inclusion in that show was 1967, this exhibition seeks to look at the female gaze now in 2017-18 and to address how these histories thrive in the contemporary art of today.