Louisa Chircop: Come shower with me / Louisa Chircop at The SHAC

‘COME SHOWER WITH ME’ invites viewers into the intimate world of Sydney based artist Louisa Chircop.

As the title of her exhibition suggests, Louisa Chircop not only utilises the idea of the history of women’s activity in the bathroom but also uses the concept of showering to parallel her creative process in an ode to free association and surrealism, similarly the way ideas come to mind in the shower.

Through Chircop’s experience and interest in art history and psychological phenomenons, she explores the human condition creating images that are illicit in nature, rendered with complex meaning and hints of the shadow self. Chance encounters are played out repositioning women in art history whilst simultaneously positioning herself in relation to history, creating a metaphorical allegory about our present time.

Chircop is comfortable as chameleon, every image is a reconstruct of thought drawn from a stream of subconscious detritus into the reservoir of her conscious awakening. She creates with the inquisitive mind of an octopus foraging through its shady garden on the ocean floor. Every work, a token re-cleansing of the body, mind and spirit is an attempt to navigate existential pathways through the world resurrecting the female image from the grave of western art.

DETAILS

February 22 to March 16
The SHAC

74-76 Hoddle Street, Robertson NSW 2577 (next to the big potato)

For more information visit
theshac.com.au/exhibitions

The Official opening with drinks and opening address by award winning artist Halinka Orszulok will be Sat 22nd Feb 2020. However, the exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 21st Feb 2020 if you happen to be already in the area.

The event is free but please RSVP here to give us an idea with numbers.

Drinks and nibbles provided.

If you can’t make the opening you are welcome to drop in Gallery hours are Friday-Monday 10am-4pm

All works for sale. Works will also be available for purchase in an online catalogue coming soon.

 

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