TextaQueen: Between You and Me
24 February – 30 April 2017
MPRG travelling exhibition
TextaQueen has developed an enviable reputation for her compelling portraits that explore gender, race and identity through the medium of fibre-tipped pens. Bringing together work created over a 15 year period, her survey exhibition will reflect on how visual and popular culture inform personal identity via re-interpretations of the salon nude, re-creations of cultural and historical identities undressed in the Australian landscape, critiques of colonial histories in apocalyptic movie poster portraits and in recent work articulating the evolution of TextaQueen’s own identity as an Australian-born Goan Indian. Using contemporary portraiture with popular culture motifs to critique the western art canon and examine ethnocultural and colonial legacies, TextaQueen’s compelling works make perceptive social commentary.
TextaQueen: Between You and Me will tour to Benalla Art Gallery and Tweed Regional Gallery in 2017
In this video series TextaQueen talks about her early work, the Coconut Legacy series and her survey exhibition Between you and me. There is also a tutorial available for primary and secondary students to create their own post-apocalyptic movie poster. Visit our Vimeo channel to see the TextaQueen videos: https://vimeo.com/album/4427815
TextaQueen: Between you and me from MPRG on Vimeo.
Buy the exhibition catalogue! Featuring most of the images from the exhibition and a scholarly essay by Bec Dean, PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales, and Curator at Large for Performance Space, Sydney. $10
Image: TextaQueen, Reunion 2014