Remember what binds you
This exhibition addresses the experience of femininity in the domestic space, and the restrictions and liberation of “women’s work” in Western culture.
Kirsty Thomas and Rachel Maloney are an artist duo based in Brighton. Their work aligns not only through the analogue methods they use, but the way their practice examines the feminine relationship with looking. How things are ‘seen’, and the authorship of looking have been historically masculine and influenced by the ‘male gaze’. Reflecting on the often patriarchal systems that govern not only the art world, but the visual world, these artists are re-looking at the traditionally feminine and domestic based practices of flower painting (Thomas) and photograph album making (Maloney).