Flattery and flattening in Athena Papadopoulos’ The Smurfette at Emalin, Apr 28 – Jun 3

, 27 April 2017

Athena Papadopoulos presents solo exhibition The Smurfette at London’s Emalin opening April 28 to June 3.

The london-based Canadian artist will present new works for her second solo project with Emalin; the first, Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (2014) took place in a hotel room at the Landmark Hotel.

Her practice uses a range of materials from cosmetics, edible ingredients and medicinal products to name a few, creating narratives out of both autobiographical and external sources from popular culture to dissect the “patriarchal power structures underpinning both the visual experience and social relations performed by Papadopoulos’ characters.”

Focusing on the act of ‘dolling onself up’, the work will explore archetype, flattening, and dense collage.

Visit the Emalin website for details.**

Athena Papadopoulos, Belladonna’s Muse (2017) Courtesy the artist + BASEMENT ROMA, Rome.