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A Threatening Confection

A visual investigation of an eating disorder through photography and paint by emerging artist Gabrielle Gollogly

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In contemporary society we are confronted daily by the triggering temptations of a culture geared toward easily accessible food, over-consumption, and the unavoidable marketing that maintains and fuels an addiction. Through theoretical research and practical exploration, Gabrielle Gollogly has investigated the destructive effects of eating disorders. She addresses the connections between food, body image, addiction, and overindulgence.

The portraits convey vulnerability and fragility with the imagery depicting the indulgent comfort found in eating. Each photograph has been embellished with paint, creating an intoxicating effect and blurring the boundaries of desire and dependency. The depiction of colour-saturated sugary food and the act of over-consumption create a tension between attraction and repulsion. This body of work is motivated by the notion that strategically marketed ‘forbidden’ foods are especially alluring.This seductive quality is troubled by the reality of a mental illness controlled by an addiction to sugar.


OFFICIAL OPENING:
Friday 5 January 2018, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Emine Lewis, Henry Jones Art Hotel.

ARTIST TALK:
Saturday 6 January 2018 @ 11:00am

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77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia

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