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Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic

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Petrina Hicks
Australia born 1972
Shewolf I 2016 
from the The California Works series 2016
pigment inkjet print
100.0 x 129.0 (image)

Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic

27 Sep 2019 - 15 Mar 2020

Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic is the first major survey exhibition of photographer Petrina Hicks. Her large-scale, hyperreal photographs  of children, animals and young women subvert and disrupt the photographic language of advertising and portraiture.

Hicks’s photographs are notable for their duality; seductively perfect at first glance, the works are undercut with a sense of the uncanny. The tension between beauty and danger, familiarity and strangeness, intimacy and distance are present in many of Hicks’s works, which are rich with mythological and historical symbolism.

Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic includes more than fifty photographs and video works spanning the period 2003 to 2019. Seen together for the first time, Hicks’s shimmering, enigmatic and surreal compositions convey the inherent ambiguity and complexity of the female experience. At a time when issues of gender and representation are more culturally relevant than ever before, Hicks’s photographs explore the cultural and visual representation of women and children in contemporary society and throughout history.

Image:
Petrina Hicks
Australia born 1972
Shewolf I 2016 
from the The California Works series 2016
pigment inkjet print
100.0 x 129.0 (image)

 

Gallery Details

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
T: 61 3 8620 2222
W: ngv.vic.gov.au

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Open 10am–5pm daily 
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General entry is free. 
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NGV International
180 St Kilda Road 
Melbourne

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
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Melbourne


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