New Art Projects, 6D Sheep Lane, London E8 4QS
11 January – 4 March 2018
PV: 10 January 2018, 18:30-21:30
In Conversation with the artists: 9 February, 19:00-21:00
From the brush to the pen: 22 February, 19:00-21:00
Special Event hosted by Be Smart About Art: 23 February, 18:30
Emli Bendixen – Imogen Crew – Lisa Gornick – Liz Helman – Rachael House – Marta Kochanek – Bronac McNeill – The Naked Artist Suzie Pindar – Sarah Pucill
Running in tandem to ‘Threesome’, ‘3×3’ showcases photographic self-portraits by nine queer female artists, whose work, to varying degrees, and consciously or not, interrogates the notion of the female gaze and self-identity. By concentrating solely on their own image, the artists seek to untangle, distinguish, and, in some instances, deliberately re-confuse their own subjectivity and objecthood. This is further teased out through a series of nine questions, posed by critic and curator Anna McNay, and responded to by each artist in turn. These highlight the broad and varied spectrum of considerations at play when, in a world unavoidably influenced by the history of the patriarchal male heterosexual gaze, a woman who likes women turns her gaze upon a woman to produce an image.