“Tomorrow hopes we learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne
Felice House is an American painter and Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. Her Re/Western series offers a feminist interrogation of the western genre, featuring portraits of female cowboys. Following the recent revival of popular interest in Hollywood westerns, the exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of film screenings including ‘Johnny Guitar’ (1954) and ‘Westworld’ (1973).
The exhibition programme includes two free film screenings of classic western films; ‘The Wind’ (1928) and ‘Jonny Guitar' (1954) was on Tuesday 31 January, and ‘Westworld’ (1973) is on Tuesday 21 February at 5pm. The screening, which is open to the public and free of charge (but booking required) will take place in the Blenheim Walk Gallery. Booking available here.
In collaboration with Corridor8 magazine, this exhibition will also feature a micro-residency by Elspeth Mitchell (PhD candidate, University of Leeds) to develop a text alongside the artist and curators.
Curated by Sharon Bainbridge with Joanna Craddock and Catriona McAra + Microresidency in collaboration with Corridor8.
Opening night: Thursday 19 January 5-7pm
Artist talk: Friday 20 January 11am
Film screening ‘The Wind’ and ‘Jonny Guitar’: Tuesday 31 January 5pm
Film screening 'Westworld': Tuesday 21 February 5pm
Image: Felice House, ‘Virginia Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,’ 2013. Oil on canvas. Collection of John T. Elzner.
- 20 January - 24 March 2017
- Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds College of Art