OUR ArtProjects proudly presents our second solo project with Bree Jonson, a rising star in the contemporary Philippine art scene. Made up of medium scale paintings and small sculptures, Writhing examines the enigmatic qualities of creatures found on the seabed. 

Continuing her interests in the animal world, Jonson paints anemones and sea urchins, often misunderstood because of their striking appearances. The anemone is named after a flower because of its bloom like qualities and yet this beauty hides a darker, predatory existence. Its venomous tentacles emit toxins that paralyse its prey, normally fish and crustaceans, which are then guided into its mouth for digestion. However, the sea urchin is feared for its stinging spines and alien-like appearance. But these are nature's defences against the many things that prey upon it like crabs, snails, marine mammals and worst of all: people. These dualities of beauty and ugliness, seduction and fear occur throughout the exhibition becoming not only a portrait of what lies beneath the sea but a mirror in which to view our humanity. With a particular interest in femininity, the subtle symbolisms embedded in Writhing reveal the power dynamics of space and the body via Jonson's uncanny observations of the natural world.

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BREE JONSON: WRITHING runs from
2nd – 24th June 2017 at

OUR ArtProjects @ The Zhongshan Building
No.80 Jalan Rotan, Off Jalan Kampung Attap

50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday by appointment; Closed Mondays and public holidays

Admission is free.


Supported by THINK CITY

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