(Photo: Dominic Harris)
Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman (Detail) - Oil on Canvas - 210cm x 150cm
Judith (Detail) - Oil on Canvas - 200cm x 77cm
Westminster Arts Reference Library Gallery
A Dance to the Music of Time
29th October - 10th November 2018
'Made in Britain' - Oil on Canvas - 170cm x 180cm
RWA (Royal West of England Academy) Bristol
4th October - 25th November 2018
Maxime (Detail) - Oil on Canvas - 166cm x 91cm
The Visit V - Oil on Canvas - 130cm x 170cm
Carmen and Luisa (Version 2) - Oil on Canvas - 150cm x 130cm
Maxime - Oil on Canvas - 166cm x 91cm
"When Wendy Elia paints a person they don't look away"
- Laura Bushell
Wendy Elia works in series which explore the social and broader contexts of our times. In her portrait work she confronts our voyeurism and asks questions about the female gaze and painting’s relationship to authenticity and illusion. Elia moves from the personal to the political not only in the range of content and form in the various series, but also within individual paintings: using a range of pictorial symbols and signifiers to extend the meaning/narrative of the works.