Opening: ‘A Female’ – Stephanie Freda Leigh

Opening: ‘A Female’ – Stephanie Freda Leigh

Thursday, October 5 at 5:00pm — 7:00pm

A Female is a moving sculptural installation, made of timber, paint and springs, which investigate the spectacle, the female breast and touch. Through explorative participatory touch, the “suspended painting” is visually transformed into a fascinating visual experience, hovering between the bodily and the object.

Stephanie Leigh is a Melbourne based artist. Working with painting, sculpture and installation, Leigh’s work draws on tropes of the historical and modernist canon such as the reclining pose, ideas about beauty, the naked fetish and cultural and political oppression. These concepts in her works are reconfigured in her contemporary practice to uncover modes of resistance and change that renegotiate female objectification.

Opening:

Thursday 5 October 5–7PM

Exhibition Dates:

6 October to 16 November 2017

Venue:

SPARE ROOM, RMIT City campus (Building 94, Level 2, Room 1), 23–27 Cardigan St, Carlton

Opening Hours (during exhibition periods):

Monday and Tuesday by appointment only
Wednesday to Friday 10am–5pm (Thursday open late until 8pm)
Saturday 12–4pm