Kelly Sant

Georgina Goodman wearing ‘moulded leather hand stitched slingbacks’ designed by herself. ‘Made in love worn with love’. These are George’s first pair of shoes that she made for herself. They are really worn and loved out, they’ve been through rain storms, clipped along snowy streets, and Ioved for the way they turn up at the end like a pair of jester shoes. George has totally ignored the advice she gives her customers of shoe care and has just had loads of fun in them… whatever the weather! Part of Soles exposed: 21 women in their favourite shoes (January 2005, Adam Street Gallery, London) This show featured paintings of 21 women in their favourite shoes, by artist and designer Kelly Sant. Kelly has painted the feet of some of the leading lights of the design and fashion worlds, each clad in their favourite shoes. From design curators, to stylists, to the muse of a 70s shoe designer, each has chosen the shoes that they feel best sum them up. Essentially these are portraits of feet, some defiant, some coy, some strident, some sexual: each painting richly conveys the essence and personality of their owner. Yet each portrait ends at calf level, tantalising the viewer with suggestions of what is not revealed.

photo: Mehdi Teimory

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