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Polixeni Papapetrou

I’m not myself you see, 2004

type C photograph
105 x 105cm
edition 3/6
Gallery Price $ 6,500

“In over a decade of practice, the artist Polixeni Papapetrou has exclusively focused on individuals involved with the manipulation of appearance and identity, such as Elvis impersonators, body builders and transvestites dressed as Marilyn Monroe. In recent years her subject has been her daughter, Olympia, re-enacting the works of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll. In this series, Papapetrou draws upon his children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and his photographs of girls and young women in staged or fictitious situations. The project was initiated by Olympia, wanting attention, and the arrangement has since developed organically. Out of play between mother and daughter emerge these startling images, each one a window, or looking glass into the imagination.” - Vivienne Webb, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Courtesy of the artist.

Find out more about POLIXENI and her work here.

 

LOCATION


926-930 High St, Armadale.

VIEWING

12-6pm, Monday 7 Sept. 2015

AUCTION

Monday 7 Sept. 2015
Cocktail party at 6.30pm followed by the Art Auction.

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CONTACT

Email:
Phone +61 3 9272 5699  

ADDRESS

Level 1, 306 Hawthorn Rd,
Caulfield South, VIC 3162
 
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Polixeni Papapetrou

I’m not myself you see, 2004

type C photograph
105 x 105cm
edition 3/6

Gallery Price $ 6,500

“In over a decade of practice, the artist Polixeni Papapetrou has exclusively focused on individuals involved with the manipulation of appearance and identity, such as Elvis impersonators, body builders and transvestites dressed as Marilyn Monroe. In recent years her subject has been her daughter, Olympia, re-enacting the works of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll. In this series, Papapetrou draws upon his children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and his photographs of girls and young women in staged or fictitious situations. The project was initiated by Olympia, wanting attention, and the arrangement has since developed organically. Out of play between mother and daughter emerge these startling images, each one a window, or looking glass into the imagination.” - Vivienne Webb, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Courtesy of the artist.

Find out more about POLIXENI and her work here.