Christina Thwaites - Body Transformations
Address: 2-4 Carlton Street, Prahran, VIC 3181
Date: 7 October - 1 November 2014
Time: 9am - 6pm
Call: (03) 9521 7300
OPENING DRINKS: FRIDAY 10 OCTOBER EXHIBITION: 7 OCTOBER – 1 NOVEMBER, 2014 In a new body of work Christina Thwaites explores the female body and the transformations that it is able to undergo. In the past Thwaites has often utilised old photographs for her painted works, attracted by the routinely serious, stiff and awkward nature of the sitters. One’s awareness of their own body and its presentation to others is integral to these images and informs Thwaites painitngs.
In her current series of work Thwaites is again attracted to the body and the postures it assumes, this time however, her work has been heavily influence by her own body. Pregnant with her first child the artist has discovered the elastic nature of the body and ones emotional state. Although not self-portraits the artists new works explore this transitory period and the physical and emotion relationships that are formed.