Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Robyn Cumming, Lady Things, March 2008, 40X50
Robyn Cumming, Lady Things, March 2008
2008 Open Exhibition

Robyn Cumming
Lady Things

May 1–24, 2008
XEXE Gallery
624 Richmond St. W.

The series is titled Lady Things and each one is
just that, a sort of feminine entity that hovers
between a lady and a creature or even an object. I
wanted to create something that acted more like a
vessel within and upon which I could layer various
iconic projections of the feminine. I am
interested in patterns and textures that carry
with them the baggage of a sort of mythological
ideal; all at once exalted, yet simultaneously
hysteric; romantic to the point of ridiculousness.
There is also this oscillation from beauty to the
grotesque and horror to fantasy. So I’m sort of
mining these qualities from the stuff that has
become ingrained in our cultural psyche and then
building up something that becomes strange and
functionless but still seductive in a way.

note: Unfortunately the exhibition information in
the Contact guide is incorrect. This is the
correct information for the exhibition taking
place, "Oh, Mother" will not be on display.

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Photography Festival

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Toronto ON M5V 2J4
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