Deicide is a retrospective of four years’ research, investigating feminism and theology. Helen Gorrill will also be showing contemporary drawings that deconstruct the Virgin and female submissiveness, using the female form and biblical text.
Gorrill’s visually confrontational works use a striking aesthetic drawing on post-feminist concepts of power and control, and investigating enforcement, reinforcement and reactions to patriarchal society, to display stunning imagery of the female form.
As well as a visually captivating body of work, Gorrill proudly introduces her Benedict XVI Confession Chamber, a full size interactive installation containing some of the deepest and darkest confessions from art world figures and personalities.
The Guardian: “The drawings for Gorrill’s degree show, which reverse female submissiveness, put women in a dominant position, while the men are bent and bound in sexual submission.”
Degree Art Gallery, 12a Vyner Street, London E2 9DG
3rd November until 28th November 2011
Times: Weds-Sun 12-6 and Mon/Tues by appt.