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September 26 at 8 pm
by Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, CAPC musée d’ art contemporain
de Bordeaux, Tate Liverpool, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and Stiftelsen
Indeed, her markedly sensual and sexual approach to oil painting attached great importance to details: at times the entire surface of the painting is densely inhabited. These tools were given a primary role in the construction of a new representational history which echoed sensitively with the momentous changes of her times. The crucial role Sleigh played in the development of feminist and gender-led aesthetic languages from the 1960s onwards was largely ignored until quite recently, when her oeuvre began to attract attention as a result of ground-breaking exhibitions such as WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, held at MoCA Los Angeles in 2007.