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Reverse Cowgirl

Solo Show: Phoebe Boddy
 

March 21- 26, 2024

10 AM - 6 PM 

Opening Reception: March 21st, 6 pm to 8 pm

9 Club Row, Shoreditch E1 6JX

The Nomad Salon proudly presents Phoebe Boddy’s inaugural solo exhibition, "Reverse Cowgirl," at our pop-up gallery in Shoreditch, London. Rooted in artistic exploration, the exhibition celebrates feminine empowerment while reevaluating traditional gender iconography. Inspired by the rugged allure of the Wild West, "Reverse Cowgirl" offers a captivating fusion of artistic expression and cultural introspection.

Boddy's new body of work delves into representations of women for the female gaze. The exhibition features paintings of badass female figures empowered by embodying the traditional cowboy persona, exuding the tough, masculine energy long associated with Western Cowboy culture.

The title, famously known as a sex position, cleverly plays on the notion of reversing historical gender roles. "Reverse Cowgirl" is more than just an exhibition; it's a feminist assertion of one's inner cowboy—the resilient, badass energy traditionally reserved for men. Through her art, Boddy navigates the complex terrain of gender dynamics, showcasing how donning cowboy attire, like boots and hats, can empower women while also honoring their soft feminine energy.

While Boddy's paintings display rich masculine iconography, her soft color palette and energetic brushstrokes reflect her personal joyful demeanor and elude conventional notions of femininity. This juxtaposition of masculine symbolism with soft, feminine strokes creates a harmonious balance, inviting viewers to explore the multifaceted nature of gender expression and empowerment. Each brushstroke resonates with echoes of untamed spirit and unwavering determination, encapsulating the essence of feminine prowess amidst non-American landscapes. As the figures stride confidently through the canvas, adorned in symbols of Cowboy heritage, they embody strength, independence, and fearlessness.

At the core of "Reverse Cowgirl" lies a profound exploration of gender dynamics and the reclamation of masculine energy. Boddy's vision is clear: to cultivate a space where women are not only equals but trailblazers in their own right. Through her art, she ignites a spark of empowerment, challenging viewers to embrace their inner "badass" and transcend societal expectations.

As you step into the captivating realm of "Reverse Cowgirl," don your metaphorical pair of cowboy boots and allow yourself to be swept away by the winds of change and the promise of newfound liberation. Within these hallowed halls, Phoebe Boddy invites you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment—a journey where the Wild West intersects with the untamed spirit of the modern woman.

 

We cordially invite you to join us for the opening reception scheduled for Thursday, March 21st at 6 pm. Please RSVP to secure your spot at this exclusive event. Additionally, don't miss our Sunday Brunch with the artist present for an exhibition walk-through. RSVP for the brunch here.

 

The exhibition is open to the public and will run from March 21st to March 26th, opening its doors daily from 10 am to 6 pm.  We look forward to welcoming you to "Reverse Cowgirl" and exploring the dynamic world of Phoebe Boddy's artistry together.

About the Artist

Phoebe Boddy was born in 1995 in Leicestershire and lives and works in London, UK. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Loughborough University. Throughout her career, Boddy has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the Figurative Art Prize at Mall Galleries in August 2021, a nomination for the Kate Bryan Prize in 2021, and being selected as a SAATCHI Art Director's Pick in 2020.

Boddy's art has graced numerous group exhibitions across the UK and France, including Art on a Postcard International Women's Day Auction (2024, London), Delphian Open Call at Unit 1 Gallery Workshop (2023, London), Reem Gallery (2023, London), The Nomad Salon (2023, London), and Delphian Gallery (2023, France), to name a few. Her work has been featured in esteemed publications such as FAD Magazine, Art Rabbit, Art Plugged, and Sheer Luxe, solidifying her status as a rising star in the contemporary art scene and her collaborations with major brands like Pandora and Dickies, Boddy's artistic vision has gained global recognition.

 

"Reverse Cowgirl" marks a significant milestone in Phoebe Boddy's career as it represents her debut solo exhibition. Through this showcase, audiences can delve into the depth of her artistic expression and witness the culmination of her creative journey thus far.

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