Ocean Studios- Jock Mooney, ‘WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DO YOU WANT’

Yesterday, I went along to Ocean Studios  in Plymouth to see the most recent exhibition by Jock Mooney. This was my second visit to the beautiful little gallery at Royal William Yard.img_4032blog

“Referencing the edible tableaux associated with various religious festivals, Mooney displays these ideas in large cake-like forms: a two-faced Janus cat head, a torso with multiple sexual characteristics, the severed head of Marie Antoinette. These grotesques are in part inspired by eighteenth-century gingerbread biscuits produced for Saint’s Days in many European countries. Coloured brown and beige – the colours of gingerbread, cake, chocolate, or excrement – these votive figures are held aloft on highly coloured pompoms, garish bespoke fabric and gaudy domestic furniture.”

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The exhibition is very colourful and there are lots of strange and interesting components to view including grotesque, detailed sculptures/ pen on paper drawings of faces as well as fun brightly coloured patterned rugs. It’s entertaining and different but I would definitely pick up the exhibition guide for a bit of background and explanation!

The Exhibition runs from the 23rd of September to the 20th of November.

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Author: emilysteelefilm

Filmmaker, Writer, Feminist.

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