Richard Saltoun Gallery announces representation of the Estate of Alexis Hunter (b. 1948 – d. 2014), a New Zealand-born, London-based artist who worked predominantly with photography to explore Feminist theory, often with provocative and radical results.
After studying at the Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland (1966- 69), Hunter joined her sister in London in the early 1970s. A member of both the Artists Union Women’s Workshop and the Woman’s Free Arts Alliance, she was influenced by a growing move towards anti-patriarchy, and during this time, developed some of her most iconic photographic works, including Sexual Warfare, Object Series and Approaches to Fear.
Hunter’s pioneering series – which referenced everything from capitalism to the male-dominated advertising industry and contemporary politics – brought acerbic critique to British contemporary art and remain as relevant today as ever. Her position as a leading artist and feminist was celebrated in an exhibition ‘Sexual Warfare’ that inaugurated Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art in 2018, marking her first solo show in London since 1981.
The gallery will present an online exhibition of Hunter’s work in September 2020.