Shani Rhys James's painting Black Chandelier 2013 is being exhibited as part of 'Women's Art Society II' at MOSTYN, Wales UK. This is the fourth in a series of exhibitions reflecting on the rich heritage and history of the gallery building. The show is a sequel to the first Women’s Art Society exhibition in October 2013, which took as its starting point the gallery’s founding in 1902 as the first gallery in the world built specifically as a home for the presentation of artwork by female artists, in this case the work of the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society. Women’s Art Society II continues the spirit of the original Ladies’ Art Society, inviting nine internationally active female artists, to introduce work in the gallery space some 100 years on. In part, a survey of the discipline of painting today, the works display a range of approaches, styles and conceptual concerns, and point to painting’s continued relevance.
Rhys James's work will feature alongside Cornelia Baltes, Sol Calero, Ditte Gantriis, Lydia Gifford, May Hands, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Ella Kruglyanskaya and Caragh Thuring.
For more information please visit the MOSTYN website here.