Richard Saltoun Gallery, founded in 2012, is based in Mayfair, London. The gallery specialises in contemporary art, with an emphasis on Feminist, Conceptual and Performance artists from the 1960s onwards. The gallery has a strong focus on rediscovering the work of important yet under-recognised artists through a yearly exhibition programme at its central location on Dover Street and participates in numerous art fairs around the world. Active on both the primary and secondary market, Richard Saltoun Gallery has also established a leading reputation for preserving the legacy of artists through its representation of artist estates.
Since the 1970s, Annegret Soltau has championed an experimental approach to art and challenged the conventional notions of representation through performance, photography and collage. While the focus of Soltau’s work never ventures far from the female body and its bodily processes, often incorporating images of herself, at the heart of her practice is an inexhaustible search for identity and meaning. ‘Annegret Soltau: Spider’ is the artist’s first solo exhibition with Richard Saltoun Gallery and restages works from her early years in Germany. Presenting works that examine themes of personal loss, identity and transformation, the exhibition includes large- scale photo etchings, thread installations and archival works from the 1970s and 80s.