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Pia Larsen @ Barometer, November 2-13

November 5, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sessional Lecturer in Printmaking, Pia Larsen,  has a show opening today, Sat. 5th Nov., @ Barometer in Paddington. Go take a squizz!!!!

‘Sugar & Spice and all Things Nice’- is what little girls are made of. Isn’t it?
The three works in the space address notions of ‘liberation’, aging 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.
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