Introspective – Gee Vaucher from Crass to Trump

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An extensive show of artist Gee Vaucher’s diverse and politically-charged body of work created over the last five decades, will exhibit at gallery Firstsite in Colchester


11th November 2016

With a show titled Introspective, Firstsite gallery in Colchester brings together 200 of Gee Vaucher’s art works. Some are recognisable, like the cover art for punk rock band Crass’ first album, The Feeding of the Five Thousand, while there are others that haven’t ever made it out of her studio before.

“As I opened cupboards and drawers it was like finding friends I hadn’t seen for years,” says Vaucher of selecting pieces for the show. “Finding old sketchbooks was interesting, as was finding projects I thought I had finished.”

The selection curated by Firstsite’s Marie-France Kittler and Stevphen Shukaitis, Senior Research Associate in Art History at the University of Essex, not only celebrates the artist’s prolific career, but creates a timeline of political thought.

While Vaucher has worked in several different mediums – collage, photography, sculpture, painting and video to name a few – what stays constant is her unique brand of political activism, a certain provocative engagement with social issues of the time.

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