Sticky Surfaces fragments and reimagines the corporeal body through resin cast objects, ceramics, textile forms and video. The work in this exhibition reveals the body is not contained by boundaries. We are divided at its margins, seduced and disgusted simultaneously by the porous openings, slits, folds and orifices that interrupt the surface of skin. In Sticky surfaces, the body is reformed, reduced to parts, and fragmented. The limits of skin are dispelled and corporeality manifests as excessive, pulsating, excreting and growing.
The works play on our tendencies towards voyeurism and dissect the fetishised lens cast on the body. Exploration of the everyday and intimate spaces of the body examines the tension between the erotic and the repulsive and unveils desires to touch, fondle and squeeze.
Exhibited at Seventh Gallery, in Melbourne in 2017.