GRIMM is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition of the season in Amsterdam with a new solo show by Caroline Walker. This marks the artist's third solo exhibition with the gallery.
The new series of paintings by Caroline Walker (b. 1982, UK) brings the depiction of women sewing, a specific subject in genre painting throughout the history of western art, into contemporary focus. Traditionally, in the context of petit genre painting women were portrayed in the domestic realm by Dutch Golden Age artists Johannes Vermeer and Nicolaes Maes, and Impressionists such as Mary Cassatt or Berthe Morisot. Walker approaches the subject from within, immersing herself in subterranean London workshops alongside the women at work in various commercial spaces.