papercuts and bloodlines
6 October – 11 November 2011
In papercuts and bloodlines, Melbourne based artist Jacqui Stockdale exhibits a series of new works. Known for primarily working across painting and photography, Stockdale’s work shifts to collage and animation for her solo exhibition at Venn Gallery.
The works continue to investigate Stockdale’s interest in masquerade, Mexican carnival masks, religious deities, exotic postcards and ethnography as well as referencing moments from the everyday. Stockdale deconstructs many of her drawings and paintings from the past two decades and uses elements of these combined with found decorative papers to arrange a series of bold, figurative portraits featuring a vivid pallette. Each of these portraits present the human form in a myriad of different guises and explore the complexities of the human mind and spirit.
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Image: 'to return' 2011
collage elements on paper, 76 x 56 cm
Courtesy of the artist