Anna Vickers
Sorry, I'm a lady
ANNA VICKERS Sorry I'm a Lady 8 September - 18 September 2017 The Senate presents Anna Vickers's first solo exhibition in Paris, titled ‘Sorry I’m a Lady’, in the Jardin du Luxembourg’s Pavillon Davioud. For this show, the artist has developed a new body of work continuing her investigation into what it means to engage with the category of the nude in painting today. For 'Sorry I'm a Lady', Vickers leans five large scale paintings of the nude on top of the boxes of oil paint used to paint them. On the one hand, this is the most practical way to expose her canvases within this space. Equally, it is a conceptual act that points to the fact that despite the art historical burden of this subject, it is paint on canvas like any other painted subject. Her title, borrowed from the 70’s song by the pop duo Baccara, reflects the view that painting’s history is its central problematic. Vickers draws from the nude as a vehicle to question what art cannot be and what this means in relation to contemporary art. Rethinking the 1980's return of the body as abject in contemporary art, Vickers considers how to engage with the body that did not return and abjection's relationship to it. Anna Vickers was born in Berlin and has lived and worked in London and currently Paris. She received her BA from The Slade School of Fine Art in London, where her degree show comprising five 15 foot high canvases of the female nude installed between the portico columns of University College London was featured on the front page of The Independent Newspaper. She is currently doing a practice-based PhD at University of the Arts London.For more information and images, please contact