More Earthly Delights

Artist Talk: Wednesday, 29th May, 2pm.

Sophia Xeros-Constantinides’s art explores the female form and questions what it is to be human. Her art-practice is characterized by appropriation and juxtaposition, which manifest in her collage works on paper and in her prints and drawings. These works challenge integrity and identity, recall surrealistic and uncanny forces and give expression to alternative realities.

Art Exhibition previously on at Catherine Asquith Gallery (Archived) in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 21 May 2013 to Saturday 01 June 2013
Launch Wednesday 29 May 2013, 2pm Artist's Talk

Natura Morta #1 (Veduta dell'Anfiteatro di Arezzo) image Natura Morta #3 (Veduta della Piazza di Cortona)
 image Natura Morta #5 (Veduta di Valle Ombrosa) image Natura Morta #7 (Veduta delle Appartenenze di Valle Ombrosa) image Natura Morta #4 (Veduta di Castel Franco) image Natura Morta #4 (Veduta di Paterno) image Natura Morta #8 (Veduta della Terra di Figline) image Natura Morta #12 (Veduta della Piazza) image Natura Morta #6 (Capella de'Depositi Medicei in S.Lorenzo) image Natura Morta #10 (Veduta della Pieve di S.Giovanni di Siena) image Natura Morta #11 (Veduta di Castiglione Fiorentino)
 image La Figura nella Veduta #1 (Veduta di S.Piero a Sieve image La Figura nella Veduta #2 (Veduta della Piazza dell'Annunziata) image La Figura nella Veduta #3 (Veduta dell'Oratorio della Terra di S.Giovanni))
 image La Figura nella Veduta #4 (Veduta del Giardino Agrario) image Untitled #2 (from the series Untitled #1 (from the series Untitled #3 (from the series Hermaphrodite image Cavort (from the

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She was a selected exhibitor in the 2010 Swan Hill Print & Drawing Prize, in the 2010 Beleura National Works on Paper Exhibition at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, and in the 2010 Fremantle Print Prize.

Xeros-Constantinides is a Post-Graduate PhD student with the Faculty of Art & Design at Monash University, Caulfield. She has exhibited prints at the Impact-7 International Printmaking Conference at Monash University in September 2011, and presented a conference paper entitled Fertile Bodies: Fearsome space, collage and the maternal print archive.

Journeys to unfamiliar places

“In the Natura Morta works Xeros-Constantinides presents a visual journey that makes strange the scene before the viewer. Fragments of photographic imagery from magazines are combined with medical illustration of the body’s interiority. Absurdist forms compress time and space amplifying the collisions and intersections in the history of visual representation…

The collages themselves are organised around the logic of still life, in particular vases of flowers or bowls of fruit. The still life genre includes lavish depictions of abundance, meditations on the brevity of life and admonishments on the vanity of earthly pleasure….

Combining a surrealist sensibility with a Dada interest in the disjunctures that arise from unexpected placements, Xeros-Constantinides’s seductive images take the viewer on a deranged visual journey to revoke popular cultural representations of women and unleash a more nuanced understanding of contemporary experience.”