Art Exhibition – Notting Hill
Artist ‘Karis Yves Knight’ is delighted to present an exhibition opening in West London on the 23rd-30th of August on Portobello Road. The exhibition celebrates and recognises women’s voices from a multitude of backgrounds and lifestyles, represented through abstract, highly colourful and visual portraiture artworks.
The ‘Voice of Women Project’, which runs from the 23-30th of August, brings ecstatic vibrancy and colour to the J/M Gallery in Notting Hill – running on the weekend of what would be Notting Hill carnival. With leading female figures in the TV & Film industries depicted and those across a multitude of lifestyles and backgrounds, the exhibition aims to represent all women from all walks of life. Each portrait sold provides a 25% donation to a chosen charity from the portrayed woman.
The ‘Voice of Women Project’ (V.O.W) shares women’s voices while creating a space for reflection and community. Artist Karis stated, “I wanted to create a space for intimate response and relatability, opening up discussions about the often-overlooked routine struggles of the 21st-century woman. With tragedies such as the Sarah Everard incident highlighting the importance of solidarity and community, I want this exhibition to help bring women from all walks of life together.” The paintings aim to capture and represent the idea and depiction of women’s values. This is expressed beyond the focus, which objectifies physical, sexual bodies and appearances – with the portraits depicting achievements and struggles in a dreamy, almost psychedelic, abstract expression.
Artist Karis also mentioned, “I realise how amazing and multifaceted we are as humans. This made me reflect on myself as a woman in this world. I feel compelled to use my voice to assist in empowering others and myself.” Book your tickets today for this one-time event to see the latest pieces and charities involved.