2018-19 Paintings

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Babble tower-the life raft of language, 80x 100x4cm, 2020 (longlisted for the Mother Art Prize 2020)

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Encased in a new silence, 80x100x4cm, 2019 (shown Tremenheere Gallery, 2020)

Imposing-order-on-chaos, oil and bitumen on canvas, 80x100x4cm, 2018 (shown at Clifton Art Gallery)

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Confidence Tricks, oil and bitumen on canvas, 80x100x4cm, 2018 (shown at Clifton Art Gallery)

Domestic Dystopia paintings are all 80x100x4cm and use bitumen paint to combine every day domestic details with strange medieval or historical scenes. They are made to change and reshape our thinking about our everyday lived experiences of domesticity and care.

Confidence Tricks explores ‘technologies of the self’ and the ways in which women are told be better, improve their opportunities, be more confident and thus be more successful. An appealing ideology, yet a devious psychology. It is a way of displacing blame for cultural inequalities back onto individuals instead of on the institutions that perpetuate them.

White Rhino, Black Rhino, oil and bitumen on canvas, 90x30x4cm, 2018

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Architecture of the Self, oil and bitumen on canvas, 90x30x4cm, 2018

Paintings explore women’s experience and lived reality. They parody classic rhetorics of painting. These works utilise and play with conventions of tableau and decoration, imitating and reworking classic figures from historical works that created allegories for the concreteness of human presence. They slyly condemn the way in which the female form has been associated with nature or used as a vehicle to represent male values.

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I can’t wait to be in your shoes, oil and bitumen on canvas, 70x50x4cm, 2018

painting of mother and chlldren in pink and blue landscape
M-idyll England, oil and bitumen on canvas, 35x25x3cm, 2018

Waiting for change, oil and bitumen on canvas, 35x25x3cm, 2018

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