Heike Allerton-Davies invites you to wander in the Valley of Grace.
Valley of Grace is the follow-up exhibition of Allerton-Davies's previous solo exhibition Good Night (2011). The artist recently re-located to Greyton in Overberg, Western Cape, where she is influenced by these new surroundings. This body of work explores issues concerning the women of rural areas in Genadendal (Valley of Grace). Genadendal, six kilometers outside Greyton, is the first and oldest mission station in South Africa. Allerton-Davies captures the harsh realities that these women face and she explores their version of being objectified by the male gaze.
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