Show Off Silks: Victoria Rowley Exhibition at Nam Long Le Shaker
NAM Long has paired up with a brave new talent for an upcoming art exhibition, Show Off Silks, on display at Nam Long Le Shaker from February 2 to March 2, 2017.
Artist Victoria Rowley, who has transformed conventional techniques in printmaking by combining dyes with bleach, sea kelp and pigment to reinvent the medium, will be exhibiting a selection of 14 works from her series of artworks made in 2015 and 2016.
The works for sale in this event are Victoria Rowley’s hand-printed silk artworks which originate from her realistic pencil drawings. Having studied at Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion, she is knowledgeable of the arts in both an experimental and commercial sense. She has already made successful collaborations with renowned female nude photographer Grace Vane Percy and Harvey Nichols.
Speaking about her work, Victoria Rowley said:
“I present the phallus and the flower as opposite but related forces, like Yin and yang, and reflect on the influence of their harmonious relationship. The changing significance of the phallus has continued to interest me greatly because of it’s history and roman iconic depictions. Roman phallic objects were worn and displayed to bring good fortune. Conversely the flower has always been associated with womanhood and represented as a variety of romantic symbols. I most often use the orchid flower by itself. As well as being a modern feminine symbol, the orchid was also regarded by the ancient greeks as an emblem of virility. ”
Image: Victoria Rowley with her artwork, Psyche for Haiku. Photographed by Grace Vane Percy.
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