An exhibition of paintings by Mela Yerka has been curated as a response to an interview given by the pre-eminent post-war artist Georg Baselitz to Der Spiegel in 2013 in which he declared, “Women don’t paint very well. It’s a fact” then backed by another with the Guardian in 2015. The show uses painting by Yerka of 19th Century womem from one her series to raise the dialogue. Some of the works to go on display are on loan from a private collection and others directly from the artist.
The show is the initial response with another planned to discourage negative perception and any bias towards vital support for the practice of painters who just happen to be female. The exhibition is schedule to opens on 26 May 2017.