Friday, 30 October 2015

Subversion of Coronation Street art

On a trip to Middlesbrough Instutute of Modern Art today, I visited an excellent exhibition of paintings by Margaret Harrison.

Margaret is a radical artist whose practice extends through fifty years since the late sixties. The police closed her first solo show in London in 1971 for its representation of men. Humorous, radical, feminist, and immensely skillful her works are currently receiving much acclaim and recognition. Her works are now on show at the Tate Gallery London. Her exhibitions are no longer being closed down.

She founded the London Women's Liberation Art Group in 1970.

Her work is incredible, really up my street although it might not be to everyone's taste. And just as I was admiring her artwork of Captain America wearing stockings and suspenders (!), Sunny Jim called me over to the other side of the gallery.  There were two images I recognised immediately - it was Coronation Street art subverted. Wonderful stuff.



Find out more about Margaret Harrison's work here.

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