Always Turned On | Romily Alice | 31 January – 26 February 2017

For Romily Alice’s solo exhibition at South Square Gallery presents neon work from two ongoing series that explore the relationship between the digital landscape and women's bodies.

The first series of work, Neon Portraits, are based on donated nude selfies; aiming to re-appropriate the nude for the female gaze and celebrate the diversity of the unedited female form.

The second series of more recent work expands upon the neon portraits to ask questions about the expression of women's agency in the online sphere, abstracting found sexual images into neon sculpture. The work aims to start a conversation about pornography, the singular beauty ideal, and the challenges of navigating a world that increasingly fuses our online and offline experiences. 

Alongside the exhibition, Romily is inviting responses to the themes of the exhibition including objectification, media, beauty standards, body image, pornography, sexual agency, the internet and safe spaces. In collaboration with Gallery II at the University of Bradford, these responses will help inform a zine that will be launched at the end of the exhibition.

There will also be a drawing activity led by artists Bryony Pritchard and Gerry Turvey 5.30pm-7pm 3rd February. The workshop is free and open to all abilities. Please email a.withers@southsquarecentre.co.uk to book a place.




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