Tamsyn Challenger: The Tamsynettes

13 Mar 2010 – 17 Apr 2010

Event times

Fri-Sun 12-6pm (gallery closed 2-4 April)

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Transition Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bethnal Green
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Tamsyn Challenger broadly concerns herself with the steady march of time upon the body; on her own, on those whom she loves, male and female, and on the desperate ravages inflicted on a woman's form by the warping of beauty into an ideology, where the natural becomes perverse. As a documentarian she has born witness to gender violence and the subsequent lives no longer in extant. Inevitably, this colours a palette and she has recently been utilising body parts, actual along with representational, as a visceral reminder of mortality to a detached audience. Conceptually led, her work toys with the forces of modern popular culture as blind-siding. The nipping and tucking of whatever is at hand to under-pin an image and the passivity of watching to create identity often moves Challenger to reunite fairytale such as The Snow Queen and Snow White with their gruesome roots. Living up to her name Challenger wants to challenge the viewer to resist the all pervading post-modern ethic whilst by her own admission being the most post-modern woman she knows. At Transition Challenger will introduce The Tamsynettes. Forever versions of herself for you to play with.


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