11 October to 3 November 2019
My intention is for my work to act as a spatial disruption through the ephemeral invasion of colour. My work examines the boundaries between the decorative and the feminine, the grotesque and the pretty, the meaningless and the significant. My aim is to redefine intense shapes and colours not as pejoratively ‘girly’, silly and hollow, but as inherently momentous and powerful. I use the saturated colour of the acrylic paint and the fluffy texture of the faux fur to explore the idea of excessive prettiness that verges on being tacky and ugly.
This installation propels the viewer’s sensory involvement past just passively observing. This work smells and each colour radiates a different scent. Viewers are encouraged to step onto the floor work and engage with the smells emerging from the wall and floor work.