Innocent Red

new work by Rebecca Power, Motorworks Gallery,

Motorworks Gallery 39-41 Arnold Street South Yarra. Work on various sizes of paper using watercolour and ink in an expressive and contemporary style to create imagery that intrigues the viewer into contemplating the various symbols and meanings of the story Little Red Riding Hood and its influence on their life today.

Art Exhibition previously on in Prahran precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 15 July 2009 to Sunday 02 August 2009
Launch Wednesday 15 July 2009, opening 6-8pm open mon-fri 9am-4pm

innocent red image

Published by anonymous on Tuesday 30 June 2009.
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This exhibition Innocent Red is based on the ambiguous interpretations of the tale. On one hand, Red is innocent when she meets the handsome wolf and she tells him where her Grandma lives. She naively listens to his suggestion to stray from the path and pick flowers for her grandmother. On the other hand, she is cunning and deceitful. Red wants to meet with the wolf, she wants to replace her Grandmother and lie in bed with the wolf. This story is both an expression of Freudian Oedipal theory and a cautionary tale that seeks to place the submissive and obedient female in society. It explores the poignant vulnerability of childhood and the tension between youth and budding maturity, innocence and sexual awakening.

Location

Motorworks Gallery
39-41 Arnold street
South Yarra. Vic

Open Mon-Fri 9am -4pm