Rachel McLeans, identified for her whimsical fantasy world and quirky characters That is not Mi! Josh Lilly Gallery takes us one step additional into the actual. Three phrases to finish it? Disney-on-crack. And we adore it! “Mirror mirror in my hand, who’s the cutest within the nation?” Why, Mi, in fact.
That is not Mi! The brilliant-eyed, Disney-esque and rosy-cheeked Mimi, takes a strange, multi-medium dive into the journey of our beloved hero. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an animated brief movie depicting Mimi’s trials and tribulations within the woods. Gravity transforms because the beauty-impressed Mimi, who struggles with the idea of self-love, fights together with her withered and quirky counterpart (a ‘wizzled crone’ who seems from beneath Mimi’s skirt). Which exposes the worry of society and the disdain of previous age. In the meantime a seemingly harmless hand mirror, which Mimi is utilizing as a vlogging machine, makes an attempt to assault Mimi, revealing herself as a really harmful, anxiety-inducing character within the plot. does.
Mimi’s harmful path and horrifying frame of mind are depicted all through the exhibition by placing work, tapestries, and a 3D-printed sculpture. Once more, like Mimi’s expertise within the woods, gravity pulls each methods inside MacLean’s work, with each bit partnered in an inverted double, revealing new varieties and faces. The movie itself is displayed on an inverted mirror in a front room, with pink carpet on the ceiling.
Hidden behind sweet pink veneers and shiny splashes of colour, That is not Mi! Sexuality, social media, hides the disturbing themes of our obsession with youth and sweetness, in addition to our regressive attitudes towards ageing. It is disturbing and humorous, but in addition charming and lovable, so it is no shock that the present has been prolonged by per week resulting from excessive demand.
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22 Jan 2022 until Sat
40 – 46 Driving Home Road, London W1W 7EX