Well Now, Would You Look at Her: Julie Vinci
29 July 2022 - 4 September 2022
Artist(s): Julie Vinci
Location: Boadle Hall
Well Now, Would You Just Look at Her is an exhibition of curious characters known as Grotesques depicted through the abstracted figurative sculptures and oil paintings of feminist multidisciplinary artist, Julie Vinci.
Sculptures are made from hard and soft forms derived from building materials and domestic ephemera and embodying female archetypes from the artist’s own life and history. The Grotesques represent untold memories of a life lived in arguments, sex, violence, motherhood, and human connection. Though isolated, the memories have been given new agency and immortalised in the traditions of sculpture and portraiture. The personified Grotesques are open to investigation and like a crime scene are observed and classified. Voyeurism is implicit and the viewer is implicated in both the game of watching and being watched.
Julie Vinci works in Naarm/Melbourne and completed a Master of Contemporary Art from the VCA in 2019. A multi-disciplinary artist her works include photography, video, painting and sculptural textile installations. Vinci examines the boundaries of the politicised space of the female body, utilising her own lived experiences as reference to investigate ideas relating to feminism, the body and social justice.
Vinci has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne since 2002 at ARI’s and Public Galleries such as Bundoora Homestead Art Gallery, Westspace, Centre for Contemporary Photography, TCB ART Inc and Trocadero Art Space as well as participating in group shows in Sydney and Melbourne including at Sarah Scout Presents.
In 2021 Vinci was included in the Not Fair Art Fair, she is the recipient of awards from the Orloff Family Trust and received the Dr. David Rosenthal Award and the No Contest Art Prize. She has been shortlisted for various prizes including the Naked & Nude Prize and the Noel Counihan Commemorative Prize.