Maybe She’s Born With It explores the charged wave of feminism currently pulsing through contemporary society. “Heir to Tracey Emin’s throne” Sarah Maple, “queen of seed” Nicky Minus, and the self-described “Carrie Bradshaw of comics” Gina Wynbrandt all capture the vitality of this movement, with their high-impact, humorous, and often controversial work demystifying and reclaiming the word “feminism” for new generations of both women and men.
Maple, whose work primarily explores what it is to be a woman and a Muslim in 21st century Britain, won the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘4 New Sensations’ award for emerging artists in 2007 and is the recent recipient of a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship. Sydney-based Minus is at the forefront of Australian independent comics and has received international acclaim for her unapologetic, sexually-charged work. Wynbrandt, who also creates comics, focuses on romantic humiliation, personal insecurities and pop culture, which has led her work to be featured in Best American Comics 2015 and nominated for an Ignatz Award.
Featuring photography, video, clothing and comics, this exhibition fully embraces the current cultural climate, from tabloid headlines and the internet to selfies, body shame, and the Kardashians.
Exhibition runs until 27 November 2016
Art in the A.M – 14 October 2016, 9.30am-10.30am
The artists will discuss their work in conversation with the Naughton Gallery’s Ben Crothers and Rachel Brown as part of the gallery’s ‘Art in the A.M.’ series at Town Square, 45 Botanic Avenue. All welcome. Coffee and conversation are free.