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James Marshall

17 Mar 2022

Curator Amelia Maxwell is flipping patriarchal connotations of fine art.


Armed with an all-female lineup, International Women's Day celebrations on Portobello Road continue.

Painting by Dawn Beckles, who will be featuring in the exhibition this weekend.

Curator and Art Advisor ‘Amelia Maxwell’ is set to adorn the J/M Gallery this weekend. Bringing forth an expansive range of compelling, contemporary women artists; the exhibition showcases the works of Alice Neave, Juliane Kellersmann and Lucy De Roeper - to name a few.

Although an undeniable passion for contemporary art, Maxwell states: “Representation within art is what I’m really passionate about.” By curating a show consisting of women (or women-identifying) artists, Maxwell is flipping perceptions of fine art.

“The world’s most expensive painting by a man is Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundo which fetched over $450m USD when it sold at auction in 2017. This is over 10 times more than the equivalent highest sale by a female artist, Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Flower/White Weed No.1, which sold for over $44m USD in 2014.” - says Maxwell.

Mark of a Woman not only presents innovative and intriguing pieces from some of the most talented female contemporary artists, but also provides an important platform to discuss equality in art, to showcase their tremendous contribution – both historic and current – to the genre, and why now represents the ideal opportunity to incorporate female artists into new or existing collections. Showing from 18/03-21/03, at the J/M Gallery, 230 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London.

If you’d like to visit the exhibition, make sure to secure a free ticket here.

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