Women & Children
a drawing show by Alice Fennessy & Bonnie Wroe
A Gallery 3 – 26 November 2023
In Jan Švankmajer’s 1988 film Alice, household objects are disassembled, displaced, then reassembled into the surreal, vanitas world of Alice’s imagination. This series of drawings are inspired by Švankmajer’s visual language, speaking to the complexities of motherhood and domestic life, in which the boundaries of a private interior world are challenged.
To draw something, particularly as detailed as I have, is to give it careful attention & significance. My drawings celebrate femininity & children’s play, while also suggesting the tension ever present in both.