The Exquisite Pirate - Sally Smart

The Exquisite Pirate - Sally Smart

the exquisite pirate (large craft and red sea) by sally smart

Sally Smart

The Exquisite Pirate (Large Craft and Red Sea)

the exquisite pirate (rauberromantik/aqua sea) by sally smart

Sally Smart

The Exquisite Pirate (Rauberromantik/Aqua Sea), 2008

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the exquisite pirate (pink/north sea) by sally smart

Sally Smart

The Exquisite Pirate (Pink/North Sea), 2007

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the exquisite pirate (flag/north sea) by sally smart

Sally Smart

The Exquisite Pirate (Flag/North Sea), 2007

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the exquisite pirate (ny) (bird/spot/orange) by sally smart

Sally Smart

The Exquisite Pirate (NY) (Bird/Spot/Orange), 2008

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the exquisite pirate (silver/skull/wood) by sally smart

Sally Smart

The Exquisite Pirate (Silver/Skull/Wood), 2008

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the exquisite pirate ship (violet sea) by sally smart

Sally Smart

The Exquisite Pirate Ship (Violet Sea), 2006 - 2007

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vendredi 25 mai 2012lundi 18 juin 2012


London, United Kingdom

Purdy Hicks Gallery is delighted to announce the first solo exhibition in the UK of acclaimed Australian artist Sally Smart.

Having featured prominently in the recent Radical Drawing exhibition at Purdy Hicks, Sally Smart's large scale collage installations crafted from cut-out paper and other media give free rein to the narratives they employ to play out across the walls.

Smart has long been concerned with feminine identity from both a contemporary and historical perspective. The methods she employs in creating her work, including stitching and sewing, are often traditionally termed as female practices. Her exploration, in particular of the relationship between the female body and its surroundings, is continued in her recent series of work, The Exquisite Pirate, which stemmed from the simple question - were there any women pirates? As a concept that has developed new meaning in our current age of digital lawlessness, Smart also highlights links between modern and historic issues of immigration and colonial discourses associated with her native Australia.

Utilising installation spaces in a highly illustrative and theatrical manner the work employs a visual style that has elements of the cinematic.