Skin is a living organism that contains humans and many animals. It can be decorated with ink or ravaged by disease. At times, it is reconfigured into commodities such as belts, shoes or jackets. As a surface, it has been endlessly explored through painting, sculpture and photography. Skin also forms a crucial pivot within the human debates concerning gender, race and body image. Skin Thing explores this highly charged surface through works by Polly Borland, Adam Geczy and Mike Parr, eX de Medici, Paul Knight, Archie Moore, Perimeter Books, Stuart Ringholt, Charles Robb, Salote Tawale and Jodie Whalen. There is a breadth of matter in the exhibition, both tactile and cerebral, that extends our thinking about this ubiquitous substance. Curated by Jane O’Neill.
Image: Polly Borland, Pupa VII, 2012. Archival pigment print, 166 x 136.5 cm. Ed. 3 + 3 APs; 90 x 75 cm Ed. 6 + 3 Aps. Courtesy of the artist and Murray White Room, Melbourne.
23 June - 6 August, 2017
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora
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