28 Jun 2017—15 Jul 2017
Georgina Cue’s new work reflects her ongoing interest in theatrical staging and narrative.
Referencing Dada film, constructivist theatre and graffiti culture, Georgina Cue has used DIY materials such as cardboard and spray paint to create large-scale stages in a suburban garage. These theatrical sets then became the background for a series of photographs in which the artist herself features as a film siren and femme fatale. Drawing from western ideals of the body in modernist painting, cubist masks and classical Greek sculpture, these works explore female identity through self-portraiture and performance.
Georgina Cue completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include Living Room, Bus Projects, 2016 and The Centre Doesn’t Hold, Utopian Slumps, 2014. Selected group exhibitions include; Misshapped Head, Neon Parc, 2017; Tricking the Eye, Geelong Art Gallery, 2016; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 2014 and Freedman Foundation Scholars, COFA, Sydney, 2014. In 2017, she has been finalist in the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize held at the National Art School, Sydney and the Ramsay Art Prize held at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. She has been the recipient of the Australia Council JUMP Mentoring program, the NAVA Foundation Travelling Fellowship and the Sainsbury Sculpture Grant. Her work is held in the collections at the National Gallery of Victoria and Artbank.
These exhibitions are part of TCB’s Prolegomenon series supported by the City of Melbourne’s Arts Grants Program, Creative Victoria and Hells Kitchen, which encourages intergenerational exchange between