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Sugar & Spice and all Things Nice

November 2, 2011 - November 14, 2011

‘Sugar & Spice and all Things Nice’- is what little girls are made of. Isn’t it?

Pia Larsen presents three works that address notions of ‘liberation’, ageing and self-determination for women today.

‘Girls on Sticks with Spots’ addresses a number of discourses surrounding the sexualised body including Raunch culture which some claim liberates women as sexual beings as they slide up and down poles scantily dressed.

‘Top Hits’ is a freeze-framed game which involves tennis racquets, latex breast casts some filled with tennis balls some empty, as a metaphor for the time and energy women invest in maintaining an ‘ideal’ body.

In the image ‘After Louise’ I carry a polished giant zinc breast shield wearing only floppy ‘playboy bunny’ ears around my neck as a nod to Robert Mapplethorpe’s image of Louise Bourgeois and the playboy bunnies of the 1970’s which I grew up with as symbols of objectified women.

Opening hours
11am – 5pm Saturday 5th & 12th November
11am – 4pm Sunday 6th & 13th November

The gallery is unattended during the week but the work is installed within the space to be viewed from the street outside. 

Details

Start:
November 2, 2011
End:
November 14, 2011

Venue

Barometer
13 Gurner Street
Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia
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Phone:
02 9358 4968
Website:
barometer.net.au