n. pl. cor·po·ra (-pr-)
1. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
2. A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
3. The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
//Reviews of art. Art and language. Art and the body.
Saturday, 9 May 2015
Interview with Roxana Halls
09/05/15 Interview: Roxana Halls Roxana Halls: Unknown Women Hay
Hill Gallery 5-30 May 2015
Fifteen years ago, painter Roxana
Halls (born 1974) walked into a disused theatre – now a bingo hall – in
Streatham, south west London, and asked if they had a space in which she could
make her studio. She was in luck and moved in to the old Bavarian Buffet at the
top of the building. A little later, she upgraded to the Saloon Bar, where she
still works today, surrounded by her collections of costumes and acquired
theatrical paraphernalia. There is a strong element of performance in her work
– and not just in the more explicit Cabaret series, or Roxana Hall’s Tingle-Tangle,
which she produced for the National Theatre. Her paintings depict women,
usually in some borderland, some liminalzone
– balancing, juggling, or, in her latest series, Unknown Women, about to be
shown at Hay Hill Gallery, London, with their faces concealed.