Exhibition: Amber Buyting - 'Consciously Imperfect'
Oct 10, 2011 to Oct 21, 2011
Consciously Imperfect is an exhibition of painted female portraits exploring beauty, perfection and the search for self-identity by fourth-year visual arts major Amber Buyting.
For the artist, the word beauty has come to signify high expectations, unrealistic ideals and made-up truths. Her struggle with the ideal “correct” image of perfection reveals itself in her thematic choices of social construction, societal beauty, self identity and control. In direct contrast, her loose and raw painting technique has been described as “muddy” and “ugly”. This stylistic choice reflects her interpretation of how the natural world is not flawless or perfect, but has its own beauty regardless.
Consciously Imperfect is a collection of portraits displaying both natural, everyday women and a series of over produced and identifiable female imagery. This collection inspires to draw attention to the damaging effects women are faced with and the illogicality of expectations revolving around unattainable representations of perfection.
|Location:||Gales Gallery, Accolade West Building & Special Projects Gallery, Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts|
|Sponsor:||Department of Visual Art, Faculty of Fine Arts|