'Versions' explores the representation of women in visual culture. The series examines the way women have been presented in classical paintings, and attempts to come to terms with the affect these visual motifs have on contemporary women. These motifs persist in visual imagery, and have come to dominate the representation of women. Each subject presents their version of the original painting; a figure unknowingly observed, a redressed nude, an inviting glance. They are at once all and none of these things. There is a disconnect between these female archetypes and the real women pictured. Many versions of the same motif are presented to the viewer, encouraging comparison and heightening the artificiality of the images.
Daniel Balteanu • Derville Conroy • Anita Curry • Claire Duggan • Aga Kowalska • Thomas McGauran • Michael McGrath • Cindy Morrissey • Urszula Nowak • Ramune Plauskaite • Anna Przybylo • Karla Shevlin • Agnieszka Wypych •