Visual Arts ; SOCIETY OF WOMEN ARTISTS Mall Galleries LONDON *
Glover, Michael, The Independent (London, England)
What a crowd of works we have here! More than 600 paintings in all, stacked up on every wall - two, three, even four deep, just like the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition in its heyday at Burlington House. And a fair number of sculptures, too, on plinths and in vitrines. But can the Society of Women Artists' annual exhibition rival the Royal Academy in quality, then or now? Sadly, no.
With a few notable exceptions, this is a dull, safe and tame show. There is much technical competence on display, but little evidence of daring, originality or of anything that might disturb, challenge or absorb. This is unexceptionable work, relentlessly easy on the eye and following much …
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Publication information: Article title: Visual Arts ; SOCIETY OF WOMEN ARTISTS Mall Galleries LONDON *. Contributors: Glover, Michael - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: June 21, 2006. Page number: 21. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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