CIAA Joondalup (Art awards)
'The works - ‘Do not reject - excrete, expel, expunge’, ‘As seen on TV’, ‘It’s ok, these are men’s nipples’ toy with our familiarity of the body. These works are soft, fleshy, tongue-in-cheek plays on the fallacy of the constructs of imaginary male corporeality. The male body is often framed as hard, strong, built, muscular, almost alien from it’s original corporeal form, and never soft, fluid, unfixed, excessive, penetrable or malleable. These works flip back and forth between dispelling and exploiting the hard, impenetrable and fixed imaginary male body image. The body and relationships between subject and object are reconstructed and reimagined through peep-holes, voyeuristic video, imagery and sculptural works. These works derail constructs of the male body by exploring the marginal, penetrable and transformative capacity of male and masculine corporeality. The body is reframed through how we view it in the making, material choices and a reflection on the context in which the exhibition is shown, the commercial and public space of a shopping complex, which directly contributes to the framing of the body.'
Exhibited at the Community Invitation Art Awards, at Joondalup in 2017