Monday, March 12, 2012

INCUBE8 Part II - Palindrome Diptych, Susannah Douglas

Thursday 15th March
Pre-Preview critique led by 
Clare Thornton: 6-7pm

Preview: 7pm till late
Bar + food + music + complimentary drinks reception

Exhibition continues: 
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th, 12 – 6pm

Suzanne Douglas’ work is concerned with representations of the human figure through portraiture. Pose, gesture, attire and composition are examined, utilized, repeated and reflected. Using a range of sources, fragments are spliced together, reconstructed and reflected back at themselves to affirm notions of a contrived sense of represented identity. Douglas employs collage and highly intricate pencil drawings whose fragility is in contrast to the legacy of portraiture and to the throwaway nature of the photocopied image.

Palindrome Diptych centres around a large scale collage piece from which a new series of drawings is drawn and then mirrored. The relationships between the collage, the pairs of drawing and the space are explored through these repeated elements.