6 October – 11 November 2011
For papercuts and bloodlines, Melbourne based artist Jacqui Stockdale produced a series of new works. Known for primarily working across painting and photography, Stockdale’s work moved to collage and animation for her solo exhibition at Venn Gallery.
The works continued to investigate Stockdale’s interest in masquerade, Mexican carnival masks, religious deities, exotic postcards and ethnography as well as referencing moments from the everyday. Stockdale deconstructed many of her drawings and paintings from the past two decades and used elements of these combined with found decorative papers to arrange a series of bold, figurative portraits featuring a vivid pallette. Each of these portraits presented the human form in a myriad of different guises and explored the complexities of the human mind and spirit.