Exhibition: Preying for Modesty (Meatheads)

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PhotoAccess’ latest exhibition from artist Katrina Stamatopoulos, Meatheads, involves an experiment in portraiture, made with available packaged meat sourced in London. From big chain supermarkets like Tesco and Lidl, to the artist’s frequently visited local Polish Grocer and Farmers Market.

Human and animal, dead and alive; these photographs provide a portioned cut of meat the personality they deserve. This work revolves around a questioning of agency, on one hand, being photographed and photographing, and on the other, feeling demoralised as both animals and consumers amongst an industrialised feeding frenzy. Disconnected from the animals, companies producing them (and everything in between), stories about Tesco’s ‘made-up’ farms being freshly sourced from the UK (such as Boswell Farms), or the horsemeat scandals at Lidl, are examples of how our suspicion has become a wholehearted vision.

By deconstructing elements of anxiety and abstraction, the creatures of Meatheads and Preying for Modesty may be mute, but they ask uncomfortable questions. The kind we prefer not to talk about, they ask about how they came to be? They ask about the other creatures of our world


Carpark Free Wifi Gallery / Museum Non Smoking Public Toilet

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Australian Museums and Galleries Association




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