The Gillian Jason Gallery is one of the most respected and influential art advisors, curators and dealers with a deep legacy in promoting female artists. Gillian Jason, a former ballerina, founded her eponymous gallery from her home in a house in Camden Town in 1982. Gillian began to explore and collect work by female artists and realised a need to champion their work. Following her retirement, Gillian passed the mantle to her daughter, Elli, and granddaughter, Millie. With three generations of Gillian Jason Gallery continues its legacy created by the founding matriarch to promote the work of female and non-binary artists.
As the UK temporarily locks down, the Gillian Jason Gallery are delighted to announce Inside Me, an exhibition of new work by Ukrainian artist Alina Zamanova. Inside Me, an exploration of beauty in the feminine form will feature paintings, sculpture and sketches inspired by and based upon the artist’s muse, the couturier Michaela Stark. The exhibition will be held in Gillian Jason Gallery’s beautifully curated 3D viewing room and the show will be supported with a number of online initiatives.
Zamanova and Stark struck up a friendship on social media in 2019, sharing and discussing their interest in the accepted narrative of the female form. Stark is the inspiration and muse behind Inside Me, Zamanova’s first solo show in London. Exploring social perceptions of beauty, and embracing multi-faceted feelings towards her own body, Zamanova transforms differing personalities, desires and insecurities into figures on the canvas to create a beauty all of their own.
Zamanova says: “Inside Me is a culmination of many things; it propelled me further into my art and into a deep exploration of the female form and my own bodily truths. I began to see my vulnerabilities as a strength, the perceived ugliness as a way of examining what beauty really means in our society today. Collaborating with Michaela has brought a new dimension and depth to my work”.
Inside Me can be experienced virtually at gillianjason.com from 14 November 2020.
Main Image (above): Artist Alina Zamanova in her studio.