London, you've done it again. An exhibition of Georgiana Houghton's spirit drawings opens tomorrow at The Courtland Gallery, marking the first time her work has been displayed in the UK in nearly 150 years. She's often spoken about in the same breath as Hilma af Klint, though Houghton's work preceded hers. Regardless, both of these artists are considered godmothers of abstract art, and saw themselves as channels for the spirits to communicate to the material world via color and form. Not to mention, they were creating work decades before female artists began to get acknowledgement by the art world at large. It's astounding and exciting that they are beginning to get their due.
"Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings" is up through September 11th. Here's hoping I can visit before then!