2 May 2009 – 21 May 2009

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Poole, United Kingdom


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  • 10 bus routes within 50 yards
  • 1.5km walk from Poole Train Station or Parkstone Train Station
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Exploring aspects of the body and body extremes


'Bodyscapes' is curated by Sherborne House. It makes connections between the forthcoming Olympics and the way that artists have historically viewed the body, as well as examining body extremes, from those who push themselves to the edges of physical endurance, to issues surrounding weight and body image. The exhibition includes work by artists who use the body as source material.

Wendy Elia's often disturbing, large paintings question the voyeurism associated with the depiction of female and male nudes; Juliana Cerqueira Leite makes sculpture using her own body as a template and Jordan McKenzie 'performs' drawing, making work that explores the relationship between the act of drawing and the body. Francesca Steele will be showing the first stages of work involving video and performance in which she is subjecting her body to techniques of female body-building in order to document and explore the implications of the process as an art form.


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