The Neck

 

The Neck

27 May - 17 July 2021

Vivien Atkinson | Roseanne Bartley | Helena Bogucki | Vernon Bowden | Zoe Brand | Melissa Cameron | Krystal Hurst | Pennie Jagiello | Cara Johnson | Bridget Kennedy | Renee Pearson | Melinda Young

The neck, often seen as a sensual part of the body, a site of vulnerability, is also a site of strength, supporting the heavy head, a conduit to our heart and lungs, providing life giving oxygen to our bodies, and nourishment through the
ingestion of food. At a time when our planet and humanity seems to be suffocating on many fronts, strangled by powerful, self serving ‘leaders’, Bridget Kennedy invites selected artists to explore the neck as a vehicle for political,
social, and environmental critique.

Image: Zoe Brand, Heavy sigh, 2019. Pressed aluminium, edition of 10. Photo: courtesy of the artist..