Gallerie Australis, S.A
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
accompanied by a Gallerie Australis certificate
Contemporary Eastern Anmatyerr art is founded upon a rich tradition of body painting that is highly gender specific.Abie Loy KemarreÕs body painting works reflect this tradition, arising from Awelye, womenÕs only ceremonies in which paint is applied to womenÕs upper bodies (and in some special circumstances, to their thighs) by other women.
Abie references the performativity of womenÕs ceremonial life in these kinetic and daringly innovative canvases, capturing the three Ð dimensionality of the human body in movement.Share