Richard Saltoun Gallery: Women Look at Women (until 31st March 2018)
Richard Saltoun Gallery have always put on museum-quality exhibitions, and this one inaugurating their new Mayfair space is no different; the setup of the rooms are somewhere between a domestic and Tate Modern feel, which is certainly pleasing and welcoming to the viewer. The show stakes its claim to assess the female condition through the eyes of female practitioners, which of course makes a lot of sense; it is the curator's use of the word "feminine" instead of "female" which is a puzzling choice, as it seems to marginalise women who may not identify with it. Perhaps this is an oversight. Renate Bertlmann's fifty-three piece photographic installation 'Verwandlungen (Transformations)' is a fairly pedestrian start to a show promising to expose angles on the female condition, as the artist poses in an array of different outfits and expressions; the fact that the work ranges from 1969 to 2013 enhances it, as it resembles an historic Instagram profile.