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Needleman Feminist Fan

K Just, R Brain, L Klerks

Chapter House Lane Gallery | Published : 2018

Abstract

Needleman, Feminist Fan is an exhibition of the work of Kate Just and Robert Brain, two artists exploring the political potential of weaving and needlework. It explored the ways that artistic practice, gender, sexuality, and art history overlap within both artist’s practices. Robert Brain’s tapestries comprise a range of influences that comment on his personal experiences, dreams and desires. By borrowing from art history and informed by gender politics, Brain creates works layered with humour and unexpected juxtapositions. Similarly, the hand knitted works of Kate Just present a selection of portraits of celebrated feminist artists in a laboured act of devotion and self-portraiture. The ser..

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