Faith Rhodes Artist

My current paintings re-valourize herstory, the parts of herstory that have been silenced by history.

‘The Silent War’ – the name of my thesis, came from my researching the suffragette and second wave feminist movements – specifically to locate the heroines of these movements in order to re-valourize them and lift their statuses from the depths they had been condemned to by patriarchal censorship and spin.

27729283375_c6847520ee_k‘All Hung Up’ (2016) – Faith Rhodes’ homage to Ana Mendieta and an expression of the ongoing injustices of patriarchal control in the art world. Oil on 8 foot x 5 foot wall, chains and dead roses.
The time differences between performance and painting/drawing and how events are recorded or recollected have informed recent practice, see below for details of how this will be taken forward over my next post graduate year at Glasgow School of Art.
'Dont cry over spilt milk'
Still from 2016 spring performance piece ‘Don’t cry over Spilt Milk’ during which the artist attempted to read out original narrative from journalist Djuna Barnes piece ‘How it feels to be Forcibly Fed’ (c1914) whilst members of the audience pour milk into the artists mouth.
The research was enriched and informed by an invitation to interview Artist Mary Branson (Artist in Residence to Suffrage) in Parliament last October- more information about how this has influenced the work can be found here:
Continuing my studies in Scotland on Glasgow School of Art Master of Letters in Fine Art (Painting) 2016/17 will allow me to finely tune and deepen my painting, performance and research practices following on from the inspiring research and work developed in my final undergraduate year.

FUSE editted
Follow this link for information about undergraduate degree show






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