Exhibiting 14 - 25 June, 'Growth' by Geneveive Thornton, looks at the strength and adaptability of women faced with adversity.
The artist explores strength and vulnerability through works made from malleable and thin materials. Thornton intergrates these materials into forms, interweaving the idea of female affinity with nature. Thornton sees the lack of protection that society gives women as aligned with that of our natural world. Her works reflect this sameness through the layers of protection on each form.
The works are composed of a range of natural materials - shells, hair, fur and fabric; all thin protective layers, easily penetrable. The clusters of work explore natures' habitual practices of protection through numbers. An intuitive coming together of many.
EXHIBITION: Wed 14 - Sun 25 June / 2017
OPENING: Fri 16 June / 6 -9pm