LONDON’S Zebra One Gallery is celebrating the year of the woman today with a new exhibition entitled ‘100 Years On’, celebrating women in the arts and showcasing a host of all female artists. The Hampstead based art gallery will mark 100 years since The Representation of the Peoples Act and the womens movement while itself celebrating a milestone as it enters its 40th year in business. “The show is inspired by the importance of the 100th year anniversary and to celebrate International Women’s Day.” Gabrielle took over Zebra One Gallery 10 years ago from her father, Lee Du Ploy, quickly set about putting her own stamp on the business – transforming Zebra One into a gallery that celebrates art in all mediums, embracing high-end photography as well as sculpture, modern art and traditional pieces. Combining her love for photography and music, she went on to sell some of the rarest and most exclusive photographic images – making a name for herself in an industry that is predominantly powered by men. She has now moved the gallery into a more contemporary style, and has a host of celebrity customers who turn to Gabrielle for advice on art and photography. “It’s been a fantastic 10 years and I have seen a huge change in attitudes towards women in the arts, in business and in general. This exhibition will celebrate us as women and all we can achieve” Gabrielle Du Plooy 100 Years On’ launches on Thursday 8th March and runs for two weeks until Thursday 22nd March. The full list of artists whose work will be shown in this exhibition are: Kate Garner, , Teresa Narduzzo, Karen Jolly, Kate Nicholson, Maggie Hambling, Lucie Flynn, Rebecca Fontaine Wolfe, Tracey Emin, Charlotte Posner, Suzy Platt, Sue Skitt, Caroline Reed, Shani Joel, Monika Nowak and Iva Troj.
The show will feature a range of beautiful works from 15 prevalent and inspiring women artists, including Kate Garner’s iconic 1990s shots of a young Kate Moss clutching a teddy bear; never before seen artwork from one of Britain’s most distinguished contemporary artists Maggie Hambling; and pieces by Rebecca Fontaine Wolf, who was a winner of the BBC’s ‘Show Me the Monet’ and recently became Vice President to the society of Women Artists. Charlotte Posner Also on display will be the much in demand Charlotte Posner whose fantastic illustrations, have been used across the fashion and advertising worlds, including a collaboration with style powerhouse Louis Vitton and Jeff Koons. The work of each artist portrays a strong message in support of women and has been carefully curated by gallery owner, Gabrielle Du Ploy.
Pop artist Monika Nowak’s work expresses a vision of today’s women – strong but fragile – portraying heroines as paradoxical and excessive but also soft and poetic, and Shani Joel’s work encourages freedom of self-expression for women in the modern world, inspired by their portrayal in the visual arts throughout history. One of the fifteen female artists, Lucie Flynn who managed the Installations and studio of one of the worlds most sought after living artists and whose first cow painting was bought by Banksy said: “I am so honoured to be a part of the ‘100 Years On’ show at a time when all over the world, issues that were once ignored are finally coming to the surface. Women are speaking up and using their voice to make clear changes. Lucie Flynn One of the fifteen female artists, Lucie Flynn who managed the Installations and studio of one of the worlds most sought after living artists and whose first cow painting was bought by Banksy said: “I am so honoured to be a part of the ‘100 Years On’ show at a time when all over the world, issues that were once ignored are finally coming to the surface. Women are speaking up and using their voice to make clear changes.”
Caroline Reed added: “Being a mother, surviving in a male-dominated world, fighting for equality and the right to be take seriously gives me so much inspiration. Women have a lot to say and I hope the art world is ready to embrace it.” Zebra One Gallery director and curator of 100 Years On, Gabrielle Du Ploy, said, “Being the gallery’s 40th year in business and my tenth year as Director, we have decided that our first exhibition of 2018 will show women who are making their way in business and across the art world – showcasing the works and journeys of female artists
“The themes in my body of work vary somewhat, but challenging the heteronormative perspective has always been a central concern. I am quite uncomfortable with conventional truth, especially the issue of gender conformity. “ Iva Troj Rebecca Fontaine Wolf “In many ways, I am exploring mythological female characters and the explorations into idealised female identity representing the beginnings of how the female form became the primary bearer of meaning in my work; a vehicle through which to explore themes of identity, mortality, desire and a search for meaning in itself.” Rebecca Fontaine Wolf Following on from the exciting news that she had been personally invited to show in Nick Knights fashion show at SHOW studio in London last year, and had a piece being included in the Moving Kate exhibition – we are delighted to have Suzy Platt’s beautiful work for this exhibition. Suzy Platt
Maggi Hambling OBE CBE (b. 1945) is considered to be one of Britain’s most distinguished contemporary artists. She has won many awards and Residencies including the Jerwood Painting Prize (1995) which she won jointly with Patrick Caulfield, she was awarded an OBE for her services to painting, followed by a CBE in 2010.
Kate Nicholson Kate was a pupil of the renowned St Ives artist Peter Lanyon, a friend of her father and stepmother Barbara Hepworth. Kate moved to St. Ives in 1956 and became an associate member of the Penwith Society of Arts.
Karin Jolly is a polyvalent artist-sculptor, her work can be described as a daring and innovative ongoing project seeking to reconcile femininity and domesticity and unveil the hidden facets of the private self. Sue Skitt ‘Much of my work explores the power of an object to bear witness to intangible ideas and emotional truths. The work employs the iconography and symbols of common everyday objects by means of communication. The use of photography mixed medium, itself adds to the irony when viewed within the historical framework of Vanitas painting, evoking the viewer to call to the mind to question?“ Sue Skitt To discover more go to: 1 Perrin’s Court Hampstead London NW3 1QX https://www.zebraonegallery.com