Feathers opens at Studio 21

Studio 21
3 to 29 March 2017
opening reception: 3 March 2017, from 5 to 7pm

“In Feathers Katie Belcher exhibits a selection of work that draws on Emile Zola’s Le Ventre de Paris (The Belly of Paris). As part of her ongoing project, Faisan, these new drawings rely on the memory of plucking a bird for the first time. Through gestural charcoal and erasure marks, Belcher rehearses and exaggerates her own lack of expertise in executing this once common culinary process. Faisan as a project aims to merge the process (the doing—en faisant) with the subject (the pheasant—faisan). Accompanied by photographs of plucked feathers, and an energetic drawing done on site, Belcher’s newest works on paper investigate a basket of feathers—the site of Zola’s narrative of innocence and brutality in the novel’s fourth chapter.”

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