kendal murray

Imagining The Self

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery 11/07/2010

The exhibition "Imagining the Self" comprised a body of sculptural artworks that explored the way psychological experiences are expressed through the body and how those physical experiences are represented in the creation of the "social" subject.

The artwork "Catwalk" looks at the way the body is metaphorically idealized with notions of beautification from the culture to which it belongs. The stainless steel used in these artworks has a reflective surface that invites you to touch it, which then repels you with its cool clinical quality, simultaneously exposing both the alluring, entrapping and empowering processes of beautification.

Kendal Murray, 2015