VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 7th July - Saturday 12th August
Laura Angell is a Galway-based artist from Sheffield. Her work/obsession/raison d’être is manifested via multidisciplinary installations using images and handmade objects to tell an intended narrative. Her work focuses on failure, status, success, and anxiety. Describing herself as an ‘emotional flasher’, the essence of Laura’s work is the juxtaposition of darkness and the humour she employs to navigate and dissect these emotive themes. For this exhibition she focuses on the theme of ‘pornography: a societal failure’. “Sexualized images of the female body are constantly around us, apparently offering women the platform to take control and reveal ourselves as strong, independent empowered beings. This has stemmed from and is often influenced by pornography; it creates pressure that offers no alternative ideology. Struggling to agree or accept that any of it empowers women, the only form of attack is to make this exhibition, ridiculing the clichés of pornography and sexual parlance in order to divert the viewer to the political. This is a protest.”
Adm. Free Note: Content of a sexual nature.
Official opening on Friday 7th July at 7.30pm. All Welcome.