The Texture of Her Skin

The Texture of Her Skin presents a wide range of tools, faux archaeological relics, armours and knitted second-skins that translate a complex, overlapping, accruing sense of touch, identity and belonging through skin.

Art Exhibition previously on in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 31 May 2013 to Sunday 16 June 2013
Launch Thursday 30 May 2013, 6-8pm

The Arms of Mother image

Published by Kate Just on Friday 17 May 2013.
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The exhibition is the culmination of Kate Just’s studio-led PhD at Monash University and comprises a major body of sculptural and installation works produced between 2010-2013 exploring skin’s relevance to subjective and multi-layered visions of the female body. Researched around the world in New York, Barcelona, Madrid, Vienna, Krems and Melbourne, the works reflect Just’s sustained engagement with diverse visual representations of the body. Each piece was created with media and processes bearing a conceptual affinity to skin. Together, these textile, clay and photographic works challenge surface accounts of the female body, reimagine history from a female subjective position and manifest skin’s capacity to sustain our most intimate connections.

Kate Just holds a Bachelor of Science (Film) from Boston University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Master of Arts from RMIT University. She has been a Lecturer in Art at VCA since 2005 and has exhibited extensively including at Auckland Art Fair, the Kunsthalle in Krems, Austria, AC Institute New York, Craft Victoria, Gertrude Contemporary, CCP, West Space, Contemporary Art Space of Tasmania, First Draft, MOP, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Canberra Contemporary Art Space and Daine Singer. Recently, a survey exhibition of Just’s major knitted works was held at Ararat Regional Gallery entitled Kate Just: The Knitted Work 2004 – 2011. Just has held international residencies at KREMS AIR in Austria (2011) and the Australia Council Residency in Barcelona (2012). As the recipient of a British Council Realise Your Dream Award, Just will travel to London in 2013 to undertake a public knitting project. Kate Just is represented by Daine Singer.


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