Can't Look, Can't Look Away Exhibition
Six artists explore the grotesque in contemporary art.
FERGUS BINNS | REBECCA AGNEW | CLAIRE LAMBE
ALEXANDRA NEMARIC | SIMON PERICICH | MARK SHORTER
CURATED BY AMELIA WINATA
Exhibition Friday 7 October - Sunday 30 October
Opening: Thursday 6 October, 6 - 8 pm
Curator Amelia Winata returns to a compelling subject with a long tradition in the visual arts; the grotesque. By combining seductive and repellent imagery, the exhibiting artists create new forms of a grotesque as a reflection of Western society today. Seen through a social lens, the exhibition considers neo-liberalism, gender, sexuality and post-colonialism.
Showcasing painting, photography, video and sculpture Can’t Look, Can’t Look Away references social taboos such as deformity, mutation and hybridity once associated with the tradition and spectacle of the carnival ‘freak show’ but pushes further into the equally silmatenously attractive and off-putting realms of contemporary living.
Toy Painting (Alice in Neverland) 2010
Oil on linen
152 x 121cm
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