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On NowFri 3rd Sep, 2021
until Fri 1st Oct, 2021
We knew of no other circumstances in which to exist. It was simply a way of being – a reliable invasion of harmony and a co-existence that could never be otherwise. So, when the clouds accumulated on the horizon and the storm passed through, we united our bodies and emerged as one ever-expanding, tentacular form. Together, we multiplied again and again, in a symbiotic reforming of the grounds for vitality.
Lyndsay McKay (On observations as an identical twin)
My current work as an emerging artist has tended towards a dedicated intersection of art and science. While observing the activity of organic materials – common molds, various fungal cultures, certain grassroot systems, to name a few - in combination with other mixed media, my fascination surfaced in the most appropriately rhizomatic fashion. My research and interests are twofold: to orchestrate a purposeful interruption in the pathways of organic subject matter by manipulating the formal qualities of inserted materials, and, to take a representational approach, showcasing a complex mirroring and unapologetic romanticization of the delicate and resilient intricacies of other-than-human relationships and networks. Using objects commonly found in clinical settings, symbolic nuances within my work have the potential for being underpinned within its aesthetic context. Latex gloves, syringes, silicone t...
Coming UpThu 7th Oct, 2021
October 7th - 29th 2021
Opening night October 7th, 7-10pm
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Displayed together under the name “girl fat”, this ever-growing collection of sculptures combines stuffed, reconfigured nylon forms with ready made objects. The work is never ending and always in progress, a continuing and necessary inquiry into the lived experiences of deviant bodies, specifically looking at fatness and fat bodies. Harkening to traditions in assemblage, the work is always in a state of revision and change, making it possible to give shape to all the possible incarnations of “girl fat”.
At its core, this collection of work is an exploration of fatness and the becoming of an ‘unfit body’. It seeks to answer questions around anti-fat socialization, and to address how weight stigma is disseminated within our social arenas. The work looks at the familial relationships that form the base of our bodily perceptions, and makes known the generational trauma that insidiously shapes the construction of our individual character. Each piece seeks to find the space between overt empathy and quiet disgust in order to cultivate and forge new understandings within body liberation.
These objects are an exploration of fatness as a physical experience and a lived understanding: as felt and remembered through the eyes of a young girl.