Thursday 13 February 2020, 6.00pm - Thursday 13 February 2020, 8.00pm
Friday 14 February 2020, 10.00am - Sunday 5 April 2020, 4.30pm
Opening Thu 13 Feb 6-8 pm
Daily 14 Feb - 5 Apr, 10am-4.30pm
Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland
09 838 4455
Taking inspiration from her surrealist collage practice, Megan Archer’s succulent paintings depict photo-montages of human bodies digitally manipulated into near-abstract forms.
The oil on canvas works are barely recognisable as human, yet through hints of colour and line are unmistakably ‘of the flesh’, with the source images for these paintings typically taken from internet pornography or erotic massage books.
After the distortions these images undergo, they become desexualised, shifting the focus from titillation to aesthetic contemplation.