Sunday, February 28, 2010

Katie Jacobs

Katie Jacobs is a ceramicist, having graduated from Monash University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Applied Art (Honours) in Ceramics.

Recent solo exhibitions include Domestic Flights at BUS Gallery in 2007 and Raining In My Heart at Pieces of Eight in 2009. Selected group exhibitions include The PAN Gallery Ceramic Art Award: Bottled in 2009, where she took home the main prize, Veni Vidi Vici at C3 Gallery, Abbotsford Convent with Brittany Veitch and Rohani Osman,

Fingernail earrings, 2010, acrylic nails, nickel findings

Fake nails have always freaked me out. They can cross the line between attractive and scary, and I am in turns fascinated and repulsed by those ones that look like animal talons. Being repulsed is always good for art! For enhancing your boring ugly pathetic useless fingers, you can get diamantes, spray painted hibiscus, nail charms, piercings and a blog user called Michael says, "there are now professional-grade fake nails for children, specifically 3-7 year olds! Before you jump the gun and say that it’s “over-sexualizing” young girls, please keep in mind that in Japan these things are cute, and they simply don’t see it that way. Besides, I’ve seen blush for babies to give them that rosy-red-cheek look."[1] Wow. You sold me. I’m going out right now to get a 3 year old so I have something to put my fake nails on.


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is a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios & Kim Brockett. The exhibition is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.

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comprises of two vending machines strategically placed in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD. Containing limited edition 'fashion objects' produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, the vending machines are activated when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The exhibition explores alternative interfaces of exchange for fashion, the mechanised system as a form of 'fashion dialogue'. More broadly, it thinks through discourses around public space and the role that fashion might play in it.

1 - 31 March 2010

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