Two eyeholes are made in a portrait painting then hung on a false wall. Having drilled through the wall, we are able to observe attendees of an exhibition in an unexpected way.
We purposely chose a portrait of a Caucasian women to question the pictorial representation (or absence) of women of colour historically – we are intrigued by how this affects our own sense of beauty. In doing so, we simultaneously foreground the act of watching, while remaining hidden.
This work was shown for the first time at ‘Their Wonderlands’, Grey Area, Brighton from December 5th 2010. Following on from this, it has toured to mac Birmingham from November 2011 – January 2012.