Private Moments | Esther Simmonds-Mac Adams & Amy Dryer  

October 13 – 24, 2010

An exhibition examining the concept of the private, that special space away from the gaze of others, where one is free to be oneself. By exploring gender issues, the artists have been able to tackle how private spaces are often those where gender roles and expectations can be bent and broken. For this exhibit, the artists render men and women in these spaces as a means of expanding notions of masculinity and femininity. 

Writing, dancing, or deep in thought, Esther’s subjects do not confront the viewer or invite the gaze. Though they read at first as masculine, the artist’s paintings invite any viewer to look beyond strict gender roles.

Anything but quiet, Amy’s figures are surrounded in electric energy. With aggressive lines and dark dramatic colour Amy renders the femininity of her subjects secondary to a flurry of psychic activity surrounding their ‘private moments’

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