A great little exhibtion of Wearing’s props and working methods for the scupture in Parliament Square – the first statue of a woman made by a woman for that imperious setting. There is a grandeur and playful power about the work, celebrating a century of suffrage and the courage of individual women, as well as one great woman.
We know of Wearing’s use of personally written placards in her street photos of real people – here she unites sculpture with narrative and even without the placard we can hear the slogan ringing in our ears.
This is a dignified and thoughtful, but also cutting-edge reponse to the commission which is well documented in the exhibition. Well worth seeing.