Anastasia Booth: Summer Residency
Over the summer residency Anastasia is using the gallery as a studio space, creating a new body of work exploring specific mythological figures and contemporary rituals, and themes of volition, desire, pleasure and disillusionment. Join us for the closing event on Saturday March 7, 6:00 pm.
Anastasia works across sculpture, moving image, photography and poetry. Her practice playfully interrogates the portrayal of women’s desire in cultural production and symbolic discourse, with a particular focus on the representation of fetishism. Employing strategies of subversion, abstraction and appropriation, her works draw influence from contemporary subcultures, art history and mythology. By reconstructing these visual codes through the formal and theoretical language of artistic practice, her works speak to the problematic, humorous and often paradoxical relationship between depictions of the feminine and women’s desire and agency.