Ready, steady….March and you are invited!

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I am delighted to invite you to two groups shows in which I am participating this month! One is in Australia and the other Cape Town….

First up:

HEROINE at MContemporary in Australia:

Frida Kahlo had it – a defiance and confidence that made her the twentieth century’s first ‘selfie superstar’. Georgia O’Keeffe had it – a brazen and innovative palette that confirmed her as the ‘Mother of American Modernism’. Tracy Emin has it – her frank and provocative art exposing an inventory of unconventional womanhood. The ‘it’ is boldness – a determination to speak, without fear or fancy, of the power of the female voice in public discourse.

In celebration of the dynamism and influence of this conversation, .M Contemporary announces the inaugural Heroine Exhibition, to take place in Sydney from March 7th to 24th, coinciding with International Women’s Day 2019. The Exhibition brings together emerging and established Australian artists with a series of renowned international names, each a daring and adventurous identity in women’s art.

OPENING
ART MONTH – Art Night Paddington
Thursday 7 March | 6 – 8 pm

OFFICIAL OPENING
Tuesday 12 March | 6 – 8pm

EXHIBITION RUNS 
7 March – 24 March 2019

Gallery will be closed
Friday 8 March

to request a catalogue contact louise@mcontemp.com

and shortly after that:

BLOODLINES: IMAGINED HISTORIES at Deepest Darkest in Cape Town:

For the bloodlines: Imagined Histories I was inspired by two vintage photographs which I found at an Antique shop in Stilbaai, Western Cape. I do not know the people in these photographs or their history. I gave them a face-lift so to speak by replacing their unfamiliar faces with familiar ones from popular culture, in this case The Incredible Hulk, and renamed him The Incredible Hunk.  I also used a lace-skull stitched unto rubber to resemble Rip van Winkle, who fell asleep and woke up 20 year later. I imagine them as family members, and wonder what my life would be like if I knew them personally.

So on that note…I’ll leave you with this quote by Oscar Wilde:

“Two men look out the window. One sees mud, the other see stars.”

 

 

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Incognito…Installation images

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Today is the last day to catch Incognito at MContemporary gallery, so I thought it will be a good day to share some installation views form the exhibition with you, especially for those of you who cannot make it to Australia:

“Once we’re alone in Cognito,

We’ll remove all of our clothes very fast,

But though we be naked as jaybirds,

At no time will we take off our masks”

-Tom Robbins

 

Kukumakranka

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“Kukumakranka” (Gethyllis) 830 x 560 mm Cotton thread and rubber 2017

“If you won’t meet me in Cognito,

Baby I’m apt to go out of my head.

But if you really can’t handle incognito

Meet me in Absentia, instead” -Tom Robbins

Incognito opens Saturday 23 September at MContemporary Gallery in Sydney Australia. Opening reception will be held from 2 – 4pm.

RSVP: gallery@mcontemp.com