The recent purchase of Artemisia Gentileschi’s “Self Portrait as St. Catherine of Alexandria” by the National Gallery of London was a long-overdue correction of a male centric cultural climate that prevailed throughout art history and is only now getting much needed scrutiny. Seeking a contemporary kind of rehabilitation via traditional painting, Julie Heffernan’s nude self-portraits take the 19h century salon as backdrop for the revivification of the side lined, ignored, and ostracized. Channelling the confidence of Botticelli’s Venus, Heffernan pays homage to feminist forerunners such as Carolee Schneeman, Anita Hill and Ana Mendieta and offers a contemporary reading of Greek mythology and its underlying art historical passage towards a kinder, unbiased and more egalitarian way forward. At PPOW through October 6.