#unsung : alternative icons 6-9 March

all4FBDoomed Gallery presents ‘#unsung’ a collection of paintings by London born and Cornwall based artist Faye Dobinson, celebrating female musicians and vocalists who are representative of attributes not commonly celebrated in the current media: women who have walked their own path.

They are trailblazers, soul sisters, relentless and brave. Not playing to a male gaze but playing from a place of personal power. It ties in with international Womens’ Week 2014

Featured musicians and singers: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Betty Davis, Elizabeth Cotton, Karen Dalton, Joan as Policewoman, Delia Derbyshire, Lisa Kekaula, Hanne Hukkelberg, Tammi Terrell, Nico, Antony from Antony and the Johnsons and more.

Alongside Faye Dobinson’s paintings, there will be the chance to hear many of the tracks these women made great by logging into the playlist created for the show.

In our culture of the often overproduced, over constructed and over hyped celebrity, these 15 portraits represent an alternative group of icons, both contemporary and past. The show asks questions about the qualities that create a sense of the iconic and what it may be that the icons we have chosen show us about ourselves as a society. Working from the limited information offered by the internet thumbnail photographic image, the paintings became as much about the relationship between photography and painting as the genre of portraiture and its subjects.

6th – 9th March 2014.
Opening: 6th March 6pm – all welcome. Part of http://www.firstthursdays.co.uk
Hours- Friday 7th 1-8pm, Saturday 8th 1-8pm, Sunday 9th 12-6pm

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