Riflemaker announces Self Impressions, a new exhibition of Penelope Slinger’s early work including new photographic collages created from the artist’s own vintage photographs, ‘headbox’ sculptural works and Xerox works on paper, all of which have not been seen for forty years. This is the third exhibition of Slinger’s early works at Riflemaker, and follows her participation in HISTORY IS NOW at the Hayward Gallery. Penelope Slinger first came to prominence aged twenty-one in 1969 when she showed 3D works in Young and Fantastic at the ICA. In her collages and montages of the 1970s, she presented herself as both subject and object, using the tools of Surrealism to explore the female psyche in explicit depictions of ‘feminine power’. With her anarchic viewpoint, Slinger was outside the artistic movements of the time, and provoked and challenged many of her peers

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