SPARE ROOM / 6 October to 16 November 2017 (Opening 5 October 5-7pm)
A Female is a moving sculptural installation, made of timber, paint and springs, which investigate the spectacle, the female breast and touch. Through explorative participatory touch, the “suspended painting” is visually transformed into a fascinating visual experience, hovering between the bodily and the object.
Stephanie Leigh is a Melbourne based artist. Working with painting, sculpture and installation, Leigh’s work draws on tropes of the historical and modernist canon such as the reclining pose, ideas about beauty, the naked fetish and cultural and political oppression. These concepts in her works are reconfigured in her contemporary practice to uncover modes of resistance and change that renegotiate female objectification.
Stephanie Leigh has achieved critical success as an emerging artist with a number of prizes and exhibitions. In 2016, Leigh exhibited with MARS Gallery through a prize from exhibiting at Linden New Art in 2015. Following this, in February 2017 Leigh was selected for The Nancy Fairfax AIR program through Tweed Regional Art Gallery, NSW. Currently Leigh is residing at The Lyric Emerging Artist Space, where she will show in July and will then move into The Bayside City Council AIR program.