‘the earth and her skin’ is a personal anthology of works presented by Priyageetha Dia, unearthing brownness through ritual, mysticism and the grotesque. These works, created in the past two months, are derived from a place of raw, visceral power. Central to the exhibition is a portrait of Medusa, a symbol of female monstrosity and fury, painted in the artist’s likeness. While her rage manifests, like Medusa, she defiantly resists and seeks to be empowered. The artist harnesses the transformative potential of brown anger in a series of objects, emblematic as literary symbols between the private/public, body/space, and castration/desire. Alluding to feminine flesh, the latex works confront the epidermalisation of the brown body, consciously bridging the pervasive tensions between the identity of browness and racial perception, with desire, fetishisation and the grotesque. ‘the earth and her skin’ is curated by Kimberly Shen.
Note: in light of the COVID-19 situation, the opening event is spread out over five timeslots on Saturday 21 March and attendance is capped at 20 pax per session.
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Venue: Art Porters Gallery, 64 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088652
When: 21 Mar - 5 Jun 2020,
By: Art Porters