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Exhibition, Mon 16 Apr 2018 - Fri 4 May 2108

Dye House Gallery

Dye House Gallery

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Lister Building,
Bradford College,
Carlton Street,
Bradford,
BD7 1AY

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Mon 16 Apr - Fri 4 May Home (dis)Comforts

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An Exhibition by Paula Chambers

Dye House Gallery, Bradford College, Carlton St. BD7 1AY

In Home (dis)Comforts found domestic objects perform uncanny narratives of feminist discontent. These overlooked and undervalued objects have been transformed as sculpture, activated through careful manipulation of the materiality of femininity to disrupt purpose and intention. Items of furniture alongside other feminized domestic objects perform a kind of unhomeliness that can be seen to trouble Freud’s reading of the uncanny as the return of the repressed, a contemporary feminism haunted by the unresolved past. Together these sculptural objects form an installation that addresses current concerns around the precarious concept of home, and of the persistent yet problematic alignment of femininity to domesticity. Home (dis)Comforts poses an alternate understanding of home as a place where women can create a site of resistance as well as comfort.

Biography
Paula Chambers has exhibited widely nationally and internationally with a back catalogue of solo shows, including most recently Transcendental Housework at Stockport Art Gallery and Domestic Pirate at Show Space, London. Paula studied under Griselda Pollock at the University of Leeds for the MA Feminist History, Theory, Criticism and Practice in the Visual Arts; this course had a profound and lasting impact on the focus and direction of Paula’s art practice and academic research. Paula is currently Subject Leader on BA (Hons) Fine Art, at Leeds Arts University. She is also studying for a practice-led PhD at Middlesex University.

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Dates Times
Mon 16 Apr 2018 - Fri 4 May 2108
Gallery opening times – Monday to Friday, 9.00am-4.00pm

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