Show me no Flowers! The Challenges of Seeing Georgia O'Keeffe Seeing

Feminist Art historian Griselda Pollock will explore the work of Georgia O’Keeffe in a talk this autumn at the University of Leeds (Chemistry West Block Lecture Theatre F – G.74).

The work of Georgia O’Keeffe has been approached through many lenses over the twentieth century, with conflicting readings stressing the sexuality of her images. Offering a feminist perspective of how O’Keeffe’s work has been reduced by these discussions, art historian Griselda Pollock will explore how paying close attention to the things of the world structured her life and way of making art.

The talk is in connection with a major exhibition of the work of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern which opened in the summer of 2016 and runs to 30 October. With no works by O’Keeffe in UK public collections, this exhibition is a rare chance to see the beauty and skill of her remarkable paintings outside the US.

The talk is free to attend and all are welcome.

See here for more information about Griselda Pollock’s contribution to the Georgia O’Keefe exhibition.

Image: Exhibition catalogue cover showing Georgia O’Keeffe Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932 (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas USA © 2016 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/DACS, London. Photograph by Edward C. Robison III)