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Pollinate the Fantasy in Delicate Not Obvious Ways

Julia Campisi

From the series Little Histories: Animal Studies - Tell Me Where You Came From
Hanging Paper Collage
8 x 18 in. / 20.3 x 45.7 cm

In this body of work, Campisi's collages absorb an ultra-feminine aesthetic, as she draws on the symbolism of the decorative vase to tell coded stories in a contemporary way. She presents the viewer with a seemingly simplistic still-life that has a child-like sincerity. Campisi meticulously cuts photographs into lace-like drawings, reducing them to their colour form. She does this as a way to evoke the visual language (codes) that are constantly present in our reading of femininity. She is quite aware that the clichés she has reconfigured into existence hold no truth in their assertions, yet, are still valued in our patriarchal fantasies. As a result, the works question the idleness and symbolic messaging found in our cultural milieu, that goes beyond typical ideation into something less contrived.

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