Pat Brassington: Just So - Art Collector

Pat Brassington, The Tongue, 2015. Pigment print, 80 x 70cm. Courtesy: the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

The title of this series Just So is drawn from Rudyard Kipling’s 1902 book Just So Stories which comprised fanciful tales explaining animal behaviours and characteristics. As with Kipling’s stories, there is a fantastical element and an apparent narrative that lurks behind Brassington’s images. What is that fish doing in that mouth? Who owns that lurid red tongue, an animal or a human? Brassington conflates opposites - human and animal, shock and the banal, attraction and repulsion, asking us to consider, perhaps, the delicate balance between these constructs or to think about the stories we tell to explain ourselves to each other.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 18 May 2016
Exhibition closes: 18 June 2016
Location: Stills Gallery, 36 Gosbell St Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 02 9331 7775

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