3 – 27 April 0024
MICHEILA PETERSFIELD Lounging Woman 2022 oil on linen 52 x 71 cm
Despard Gallery is proud to host solo exhibition by contemporary Tasmanian artist Micheila Petersfield.
Petersfield will be presenting her signature self portrait photography, alongside a new suite of hyper-realistic paintings. Petersfield’s practice critiques the idealised portrayal of women in popular media through subversive interpretations of familiar feminine tropes. Petersfield retains complete artistic control over every creation, operating as choreographer, costume designer, model and photographer. Borrowing from the flawless aesthetics of popular media and fashion imagery, Petersfield meticulously modifies her appearance through the use of costumes, makeup, digital manipulation and postproduction, adopting multiple personas through transformative self-portraiture.
More information coming soon…