Philosophy of the Body
November 14 to November 22
Opening Friday 13 November, 6-8pm
Image: Robyn Ferrell, Paynes Grey Anatomy, 2015, photopolymer print on arches paper.
Philosophy of the Body uses traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques to bring to life the long history of imaging of the body. It reflects on evocations of bodies sacred and profane - from x-rays to the baroque, from medicine to imaginary anatomy, from the icon to the shroud and from brass rubbing to reliquaries.
Philosophy of the Body demonstrates the companionship of body and image, evoking the methods of image-making belonging to the body - the stain, the line drawing, shaping in fabric, wall-painting and iconography, captured in photographs and penetrated in medical imaging. It refers to the parallel history of printmaking in the use of old and new technologies like etching, drypoint, brass rubbing, Japanese woodblocks, photopolymer and digital printing.
ROBYN FERRELL is a printmaker with Terravita and is a member of the Warringah Printmaking Studio. View her work at http://robynferrell.weebly.com and http://terravita.weebly.