Eye of the Huntress: the new digital art platform to know

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The pandemic has ruined many things. Among them, are the innumerable art exhibitions and fairs postponed or cancelled, the erratic opening and closing of galleries, the complication of international travel to to see the best the world has to offer in global art.

The art world did, however, fight back, and a wide variety of institutions pivoted online, not to mention the new rush of digi-first platforms, launching arguably wider access to masterpieces old and new across the globe. Eye of the Huntress is one such example.

Launched at the end of 2020, it is a digital exhibition series founded by American art advisor Alex Ray, and English art advisor Catherine Loewe. Their desire is to open up the possibilities of collecting, investing in and viewing art from your own home. The impressive virtual showcases are all staged in breathtaking architectural spaces and display some of the most exciting contemporary talent on the market. These spaces are then recreated by using the most advanced CGI technologies all of which - bonus brownie points - are developed by an all-female team of tech visionaries based in the US.

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Their latest exhibition is Her Dark Materials, curated by former Saatchi Gallery director Philippa Adams. A profound, witty, exploratory and sometimes sinister collection, the exhibition showcases 27 international female artists, and is set in the atmospheric abandoned UK industrial warehouse The Wolverton Works. It is designed to investigate some of the historical, political and psychological themes voiced by women at a pivotal time in our history. Across numerous mediums, from performance, sculpture, installation and tapestry to collage, music, painting and photography, it is a glorious celebration of female creativity, staged in an inventive - and female driven - space.

"During a time of deep reflection, globally, this group of artists collectively and individually, bring a fresh energy and light," describes Adams. These globally-dispersed yet digitally reunited artists include Seana Gavin, Emma Talbot, Vinca Petersen, Nancy Cadogan, Charlotte Colbert, Trudy Benson, Alice Anderson, Noemie Goudal, Misha Milovanovich, Helen Epega, Carolina Mazzolari and more.

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Funny, smart, yet frequently dark, it is envisaged as an interrogation of female inspiration and emotion from Vinca Petersen's 90s Riot Girl running through flames, to Charlotte Colbert's Mastectomy Mamera sculpture, with nipples sewn up and missing.

Eye of the Huntress will bring Her Dark Materials to life with digital flair. Unlike many staid online shows, this is a curated exhibition video tour. “We are thrilled to be staging an exhibition of innovative women artists selected by Philly Adams," say founders Alexandra Ray and Catherine Loewe. "This collection manifests so much of what we as an all-female team of creatives are about – empowering and celebrating the fearless female spirit.”

Her Dark Material is online from now until 22 September. Find out more here


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