The Boo and Baby Sitges. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″ by Kim Leutwyler, 2017
NO WOMAN IS AN ISLAND
BLINDSIDE, Melburne, Australia
May 10 – 27, 2017
NO WOMAN IS AN ISLAND is curated by Sophia Cai. No Woman is an Island is an ambitious group exhibition of Australian artists that focuses on female experience through the conceptual framework of the ‘female gaze’. It features work by: Carla Adams, Jessie Adams, Emily Besser, Clara Bradley, Frances Cannon, Jessica Cochrane, Zoe Croggon, Anna Farago, Kate Just, Anthea Kemp, Stephanie Leigh, Kim Leutwyler and Zoe Wong.
Queer artist Kim Leutwyler’s current work focuses on realist, portrait paintings of LGBTQI-identified and Queer-allied women, often women who have impacted her life in some way. Leutwyler works to reclaim the medium of portraiture from the canonical white, Western, male gaze and comment on the mutability of identity, gender and beauty within her work.
[Right: Pink Hair Don’t Care. Oil and Acrylic on canvas, 60″ x 40″ by Kim Leutwyler, 2017]
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