Reception: Thursday September 15th, 2016, 6 - 7 pm
In the +15 Window
Using both assemblage and improvised dissection, Unhinged subverts the physical objects of the Barbie doll and female mannequin, humorously playing with gender stereotypes and expectations, female shame, and the ironies of female experience. Through juxtaposition and metaphorical innuendo, mannequin limbs and Barbie doll parts work to counter the objectification of women, and the dismantling and disfiguring of the ever present and iconic Barbie doll form becomes psychologically and socially therapeutic.
About the Artist:
Emily Lendl is an emerging artist based in Calgary, Alberta. She is currently completing her fourth year of her BFA at the Alberta College of Art + Design. Consisting of the collection and assemblage of various incongruent combinations of found objects and materials, her work creates strange spaces and anthropomorphic forms. Working within the tradition of figurative sculpture and surrealism, Lendl unapologetically challenges traditional notions of sexuality, gender roles, and body image.