Tabernacle of Skin
An exhibition of new work by Sarah Hickey
When: 3 – 22 September
Opening: Thursday 6th September @ 6:30pm
Where: Lust For Life Gallery, 176 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley
Open: 7 days, 10am – 6pm
About the Exhibition:
Sarah Hickey’s chimera of femme forms explores the idea of body as Tabernacle, a "residence" or "dwelling place" for a divine presence. Pregnant with their own imagery, these female idols house replicas of themselves; like a series of babushka dolls layering over one another, at times contained in one structure and at other times scattered and separate.
Rich with ornamentation and quasi-religious symbolism, Hickey’s beauties are born of different histories, contexts and worlds. Part Indian Goddess, part Russian Icon; these tattooed deities are earnest in their attempt to capture something of an inner soul or life force. “We are more than this physical flesh and bone”they whisper amidst the patterned flowers and golden halos.
Tabernacle of Skin will be showing 3 – 22 September at Lust For Life Gallery, Fortitude Valley.