Aleah Chapin's highly anticipated new paintings will go on view
for the rst time in an exhibition titled: Maiden, Mother,
Child & Crone at Flowers Cork Street gallery, London.
Aleah is renowned for her ongoing 'Aunties Project', which
comprises gural depictions of a group of the same women she has
known all her life, capturing them unashamedly nude with a playful,
exaggerated and Rubenesque gural style. Her new exhibition is
centred around a theme that derives from several schools of
thought, but predominantly Neopaganism, where each stage in a
woman's life cycle is symbolized.
Her new works therefore are multi-generational, observing the
female body at differing stages of life, both as separate phases
and as part of a larger and necessary whole. The questions they
raise are how life affects us as we age and how life circumstances
add to the aging process. They also expand on the archetypal female
image to include a more complete portrayal.
Chapin focuses on the exploration of the intricate relationships
between a range of generations, and the vital importance of each.
She also confronts social expectations and assumptions of our
actions as we age - what society expects and how people react when
those expectations are not met, or are challenged.