Contingent Bodies : Brigitta Kocsis

Burnham, Clint. Contingent Bodies : Brigitta Kocsis. Vancouver, BC: Grunt Gallery, 2017.

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Abstract (English)

"Brigitta Kocsis’ paintings blend realism, illustration and expressive painterly gestures in a chaotic and visually charged landscape. Her current series, Contingent Bodies, focuses on the representation of bodies in transformation – both organic and unfamiliar. The painting’s surface is used to transform energies and refabricate the body with suggestions of contamination, connectivity and displacement, reflecting Kocsis’ cultural history as a Hungarian, Romany and Canadian. Fragmented bodies emerge in the play between abstraction and figuration, embedded in perpetual rootlessness, containing exile and otherness within themselves. These polymorphic figures confront sexual and cultural categorization, recasting the body as part imaginary and part construct. Exploring notions of the cyborg and the prosthetic, these figures exist between the human and post-human, biotechnological and sexualized bodies, and the fashion industry and anime." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Burnham, Clint (Author)
Dossier: 410 - KOCSIS, BRIGITTA
Collation: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781988708010
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Grunt Gallery
Artists: Kocsis, Brigitta
Critics / Curators / Historians: Alteen, Glenn
Event Title: Contingent Bodies
Type: Exhibition
Location: Grunt Gallery (Vancouver, BC)
Dates: 3 Mar. - 15 Apr. 2017
Copyright Statement: Grunt Gallery; the artist
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Edition of 400.
Includes biographical notes.

Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 20:32
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 14:49
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