Rachel Rankin

3 – 25 March 2017
Opening Thurs 2nd Mar, 6-9pm
Gallery 2

In gallery 2 we have our graduate resident show by Rachel Rankin. Her work explores and re-writes narratives relating to her sense of self, often in contrast to her idea of an image of Utopia. Through the use of video and performance, an autobiographical narrative is created, using metaphor and anecdote. The focus is often on perceptions of the artist’s body as a female one, and associations of woman as maternal, sexual and domestic figures.  Rankin, in making work, creates acts in time to protect the ideas that sit very old within her. Through her work, she is either filling up or emptying out herself in some way. She allows hidden things to leak out.