'Annie Kevans at Danziger Gallery, New York'
Blouin Artinfo Datebook
23 December 2016
Amrita Sher-Gil .From the series “The History of Art”, 2014 – 2016. Oil on paper. 16 x 12 inches.
An exhibition of paintings by English artist Annie Kevans is currently on view at the Danziger Gallery, New York, through January 13, 2017.
The British artist has produced several series of portraits in the last decade with provocative social, historical and political ideas including 'Boys', which imagines dictators as their younger selves and 'Collaborators', listing high-profile Nazi sympathizers. Kevans has received critical appreciation for her conceptual originality and technical proficiency, The current show is based primarily on a suite of 20 titled 'The History of Art' but also includes pieces from 'All The President’s Girls', 'Drag', 'All About Eve' and 'The Muses of Jean Paul Gaultier'. Kevans, whose paintings are part of the permanent collections of the Pallant House Gallery, 21c Museum and the David Roberts Collection, rose to prominence when Charles Saatchi acquired her work right after she graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art. She has since exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Royal Academy.