Formalising a longstanding friendship between dealers and galleries, MARS Gallery (Naarm/Melbourne) and OLSEN Gallery (Eora/Sydney) will present Subverting the Gaze in collaboration at Spring 1883 Art Fair, 2023.
Subverting the Gaze seeks to redress long histories of male domination in the overlapping spaces of painting, printmaking, and photography. The project riffs on MARS Gallery’s recent presentation of A Female Gaze and now invites women and gender diverse artists to respond to the kinds of themes previously reserved for the privileged patriarch. Today unencumbered and entirely disinterested in maintaining the status quo, the featured artists share radically new ideas around representation in their preferred mediums.
Allie Webb, Dani McKenzie, Djibigula Djayhgurrnga, Eliza Gosse, Emily Galicek, Harrie McKay, Jacqui Stockdale, Kate Lewis, Lucy Roleff, Patsy Manganala, and Scotty So will exhibit brand new series of works that individually measure no more than 26 x 34 cm. These will be wrapped immediately on acquisition and slid into a limited-edition tote bag for collection.