Karryn Argus, Stephanie Leigh, Caroline Phillips
A collaborative installation of sculptural works by Karryn Argus, Stephanie Leigh and Caroline Phillips, BOOB examines the relationship between bodies and objects through abstraction and materiality. These three artists make things out of timber, fabric, rope and soft stuff that amalgamates in seductive, feminised objects. Their differing forms encompass de-constructed bodies and simplified shapes, formed through handmade and industrialised processes. BOOB questions regimes of power and control, proposing alternate frameworks of elasticity, relation and fun.
Karryn Argus uses textiles and craft based practices to explore the relationship between materiality and affect. She has exhibited in Melbourne and Sydney and has work in the Victoria University Library and Fiona Meyer Collections. Stephanie Leigh’s work draws on tropes of the reclining pose, beauty and the naked fetish. She was selected as a finalist in Linden New Art 2015, where she won the MARS Gallery award. Caroline Phillips’ practice questions oppositional and oppressive regimes of power and control. She has recently completed a PhD in sculpture at Victorian College of the Arts, and her work has been shown in Australia, France, Canada and the UK.