A range of photographic works by Gourlay Grant.
The exhibition includes a personal reflection on the mind and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Representing the mind in a simplistic form, it allows the disorder to be presented as progression of minds; each different, some broken, but all beautiful.
This series is partnered with a more personal look into the artist's Asperger's Syndrome and her own problems with eye contact, morphing the human face into something surreal and uncomfortable.
Body dysmorphia has become quite a wide spread issue in today's society. With what is valued in beauty being largely unobtainable. The second series of work in this exhibition questions what beauty is through abstracted bodies and hidden figures. These grotesque forms having a beauty to them that comes from all the elements which make them âwrong'.
The final series is a kitsch exploration of simplicity and surrealism. Looking at how simplifying the home environment to miniature size with unfamiliar elements creates surreal image; humour deriving from the contrast between the easily recognisable elements of the home with prawns.
Gourlay Grant is a BA Photography student at University College Falmouth. This is her first solo exhibition. Born and raised in Hong Kong, its cultural diversity largely affecting her aesthetic views.
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