17 Jan-3 Feb 2020
Kirsten Drewes and Elizabeth Rankin collaborate in the exhibition Disorderly Bodies to explore bodily forms with empathy and irony.
Rankin’s paintings reverse the hierarchical male gaze. The use of domestic fabrics in the paintings refers to traditional female materials of the home which ought to be a place of sanctuary but can be a site of violence. Drewes’ soft sculptures are disturbing in their forms evoking humour, dismay and sympathy for her creatures. These disorderly bodies do not conform to social expectations.