Hudson, Graham, 2017, Show, Exhibition or Event, MAJOR TRAUMA

Abstract or Description:

Deriving from Graham Hudson's recent solo show in Rome at Monitor, the Lisbon exhibition will continue evoking the figure of Jane Fonda, whom Hudson has been using as a reference through the medium of painting. The varying painterly technique aims to dovetail with Fonda’s chameleonic roles in her Hollywood period, as well as her life before and after that – as an actor, activist, workout guru, tycoon wife, Christian, now back to Hollywood star. Hudson has taken each painting as an opportunity to adopt a style, replicating that of other artists, mimicking the actresses’ fluctuating role as an icon.

For Major Trauma, Hudson will exhibit mirrored diptychs inspired by Fonda’s workout book, reaching for a Rorschach test aesthetic. Besides the paintings, the exhibition will feature a series of new sculptural work, appropriating the modular, replicated and mirrored modus operandi of the paintings in them. These objects can be found throughout the gallery, suspended, on the floor, building up a dense psychological landscape of mediums, displayed throughout the rough space,

This large-scale site-specific installation will open Monitor’s program in Lisbon, attempting to start with a statement and staple exhibition that reveals the interests of having a new project-based space.

MAJOR TRAUMALisbon, Portugal29 May - 29 JuneOne person show
Official URL: http://www.monitoronline.org/exhibitions/graham-hu...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W130 Sculpture
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Copyright Holders: Graham Hudson, Monitor
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 15:54
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 15:27
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2833
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