The Australian artist, Deborah Kelly, explores ideas of gender, power and privilege and rethinks our understanding of visual culture. Kelly uses familiar and popular-cultural motifs and creates through her unique collage technique a new world of imagery, which is both beautiful and disturbing. With the exhibition VENUS ENVY, Kelly reinterprets the central figure of Western art: the female nude model.
The selection of works is increased with new pieces developed through workshops with the audience and directed by Deborah Kelly herself. The goal is to tell new stories and create new understandings of our common visual culture in a local, creative collaborative – an art lab.
Deborah Kelly is artist in residence at The Women's Museum from May 11th – June 10th. The exhibition is on display until Sunday, September 3rd , 2017.