Finding Hera is a photomontage project depicted in allegories that emphasise the female identity in ancient and modern societies. The project uses subtle and minimalist collage layered on solid, vivid blocks of acrylic paint to create a contemporary aesthetic. Mandisa juxtaposes images taken from her private photo archive including personal artefacts and combines them with artefacts from museum catalogues to construct an almost seamless merge of objects and ideas to tell its narratives. The bright palette of colours is allegorical, drawing from cultural references and the artist's homeland in Georgetown, Guyana.
Mandisa Baptiste • Simon Fremont • Dayana Sharon Marconi • Maryann Morris • Philip Morris • Chris Northey • Josie Purcell • Philip Singleton • Jo Sutherst • Ashley Truckey •