Katy B Plummer: The Hooved and The Clawed - Art Collector

Katy B Plummer, The Hooved and The Clawed 2017. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Pompom, Sydney.

The Hooved and The Clawed is an installation project utilising video, textiles, sculpture and ceramics to tell the story of a doomed romance between a lion and a young sheep. It uses, as its starting point, Ibsen's 1878 play A Doll's House, in which a young woman (NORA) suffers the realisation that her husband does not in fact see her as an actual person. In the play, once this realisation sinks in, she simply walks out into the night, abandoning him, their three children, and the only version of herself she has ever known.

Plummer conflates this narrative with a story of her own about a domesticated lion, released into the wild. In Plummer’s version, Nora explodes into the huge, bright, terrifying world, completely disconnected from her instincts. She falls in love with a young sheep, confusing her intense hunger for intense attachment. The works in this exhibition allow us to spy on Nora as she disgracefully attempts to get her bearings in a foreign landscape. We cross our fingers and hope she will eventually remember what kind of creature she is.

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 25 October 2017
Exhibition Closes: 19 November 2017
Location: Galerie Pompom, 2/27-39 Abercrombie St Chippendale NSW 2008
Website: www.galeriepompom.com
Contact: +61 4 3031 8438
Email: pompom@galeriepompom.com
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