Victoria Miro, 11 April – 19 May
Victoria Miro Mayfair, 11 April – 16 June
‘Abstract is not a style. I simply want to make a surface work.’ – Joan Mitchell
Women painters have been at the heart of abstract art’s development over the past century, from those who propelled the language forward such as Liubov Popova, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Alma Thomas and Yayoi Kusama; to those who, building upon the legacy of earlier generations, use abstraction to open new paths to optical, emotional, and cultural expression, including Howardena Pindell, Mary Heilmann, Adriana Varejão, Elizabeth Neel, and Varda Caivano. This exhibition celebrates more than 50 women artists who have shaped, transformed, and continue to expand the language of abstract painting.
Victoria Miro Venice, 14 April – 19 May
‘When you change the medium, you change everything.’ – Chantal Joffe
Focusing on relatives, friends and herself in scenes of leisure and domestic life, she brings images robustly to life using sticks of coloured pastel on fine-toothed paper.
Image: Adriana Varejão, Azulejão (Moon), 2018
Oil and plaster on canvas, 180 x 180cm.
© the artist, courtesy Victoria Miro, London / Venice
Photography: Jaime Acioli