Anna McNay

Review of Her Dark Materials


Her Dark Materials

Online at Eye of the Huntress
22 June – 22 September 2021

Eye of the Huntress is a new initiative created by Alexandra Ray and Catherine Loewe, two art lovers with longstanding experience of collecting, advising and curating, who, despite being based on either side of the Atlantic, have combined their talents to launch an alternative way of viewing and buying art. Partly in response to the pandemic, and their belief that collectors currently have the focus to seek out new work for their homes, they are embracing the latest digital technology to present quarterly curated virtual exhibitions, not set in a white-cube “gallery”, but, each time, in a different architectural location around the world. Their belief is that, with so many online offerings, the key is not only in the concept of the curation, but in making the offering “digestible” and “bite-sized”.

Accordingly, the inaugural exhibition, Her Dark Materials, curated by Philippa Adams (a former director and head curator of Saatchi Gallery’s collection), brings together works by an international group of 27 female artists – some better-known than others – interweaving sculpture, tapestry, collage, painting, photography and more. What all the artists and works have in common, however, is a desire to delve deep into the psychological, political and cultural issues faced by women today.


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