Opening event of Burnt Breakfast and other works by Su Richardson at the Constance Howard Gallery.
This is the opening event of the exhibition featuring Su Richardson's early feminist crochet work from the 1970s onwards.
Simultaneously celebrating, exploiting and subverting the connotations of feminine craft skills such as crochet and embroidery, Su Richardson's home-made objects explore domesticity, femininity and their mutual implication from a distinctly feminist point of view.
The exhibition, 'Burnt Breakfast and other works', includes the iconic crocheted 'full English', in which the womanly skill of crochet is used against the grain, to express in a humorous manner a growing dissatisfaction with patriarchal gender roles, and also to challenge the hierarchical division between art and craft.
"Cooking and crochet cancel each other out, making this Breakfast into a mockery of more than one aspect of housewifely duties," explains the curator, Alexandra Kokoli.
The private view and exhibition is free to attend. To register for the private view, visit http://www.amiando.com/SGZEMEF.html
The exhibition is open to the public from 6 July to 9 September 2012.
Dates & times
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|5 Jul 2012||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
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