Metamours

Curated by Danni Paradiso and Hannah Dockrill
   
June
   
10
 -  
June
   
21
Metamour is “someone who is your partner’s partner, but with whom you have no romantic relationship. This can be your partner’s other boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse.” Metamours is a multi-disciplinary group show consisting of 7 artists, co-curated by emerging creators Danni Paradiso and Hannah Dockrill.

INFORMATION

Metamour is “someone who is your partner’s partner, but with whom you have no romantic relationship. This can be your partner’s other boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse.” 

 

Metamours is a multi-disciplinary group show consisting of 7 artists, co-curated by emerging creators Danni Paradiso and Hannah Dockrill. Each contributor will explore this challenging concept through different mediums, including print making, graphic design, photography, performance and installation.

 

Metamours is inspired by the rising popularity of non-conventional relationships and how we navigate the platonic relationships outside of the romantic. Often non-monogamy and open relationships can be met with hostility and accusatory language, slut-shaming and immorality. Additionally, when explored in media, we often only encounter representations of the experiences people have with their multiple romantic significant others. There is little/vague insight into the relationships between Metamours, even those friends and family outside of the romantic that observe.  This exhibition aims to open a discussion on how we navigate non-conventional relationships, without the fear of being ridiculed. Whilst surrounded by art that unapologetically discusses the bountiful ways we can love, the audience is encouraged to self-reflect on romantic relationships.

ARTIST STATEMENTS: Curators

 

Co-curator Danni Paradiso’s work involves performance art, photo-media and video art to explore femininity, capitalism and consumerism. Traditionally, Paradiso works with “cute” aesthetics to explore excessive consumption and its environmental impact. Often the work will manifest as comedic videos and portraits taken with digital camera. In her Honours thesis, Paradiso studies cute and pink aesthetics, academics, discovering their strong link to capitalism and modern consumer culture. There is an insidious reasoning behind the abundance of pink/ cute merchandising that Paradiso’s work aims to explore in a sophisticated, artistic way.

 

Co curator Hannah Dockrill has been drawn further and further into the complex world of sex and relationships. Through the lens of graphic design and visual storytelling, her work aims to burst the social framework of sex, and reconstruct understanding of our bodies, sexuality and those relationships we consider most intimate. With illustration, paper and photograph, Dockrill’s work twists between the playful and the solemn of sexual lives.



Metamour is “someone who is your partner’s partner, but with whom you have no romantic relationship. This can be your partner’s other boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse.” 

 

Metamours is a multi-disciplinary group show consisting of 7 artists, co-curated by emerging creators Danni Paradiso and Hannah Dockrill. Each contributor will explore this challenging concept through different mediums, including print making, graphic design, photography, performance and installation.

 

Metamours is inspired by the rising popularity of non-conventional relationships and how we navigate the platonic relationships outside of the romantic. Often non-monogamy and open relationships can be met with hostility and accusatory language, slut-shaming and immorality. Additionally, when explored in media, we often only encounter representations of the experiences people have with their multiple romantic significant others. There is little/vague insight into the relationships between Metamours, even those friends and family outside of the romantic that observe.  This exhibition aims to open a discussion on how we navigate non-conventional relationships, without the fear of being ridiculed. Whilst surrounded by art that unapologetically discusses the bountiful ways we can love, the audience is encouraged to self-reflect on romantic relationships.

ARTIST STATEMENTS: Curators

 

Co-curator Danni Paradiso’s work involves performance art, photo-media and video art to explore femininity, capitalism and consumerism. Traditionally, Paradiso works with “cute” aesthetics to explore excessive consumption and its environmental impact. Often the work will manifest as comedic videos and portraits taken with digital camera. In her Honours thesis, Paradiso studies cute and pink aesthetics, academics, discovering their strong link to capitalism and modern consumer culture. There is an insidious reasoning behind the abundance of pink/ cute merchandising that Paradiso’s work aims to explore in a sophisticated, artistic way.

 

Co curator Hannah Dockrill has been drawn further and further into the complex world of sex and relationships. Through the lens of graphic design and visual storytelling, her work aims to burst the social framework of sex, and reconstruct understanding of our bodies, sexuality and those relationships we consider most intimate. With illustration, paper and photograph, Dockrill’s work twists between the playful and the solemn of sexual lives.



FEATURED WORKS

Danni Paradiso. Pink Glow, 2019, digital, still

Danni Paradiso. Pink Money, 2019, digital still.

Danni Paradiso, Can Do Anything, 2018, digital, still.

Danni Paradiso, Fishy Fingers, 2020, still, digital

Hannah Dockrill, Unnamed illustrations, 2019-2021, brush ben, ink, posca, watercolour

Hannah Dockrill, Unnamed illustrations, 2019-2021, brush ben, ink, posca, watercolour

Hannah Dockrill, Unnamed illustrations, 2019-2021, brush ben, ink, posca, watercolour

Hannah Dockrill, Unnamed illustrations, 2019-2021, brush ben, ink, posca, watercolour

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