5 – 21 March 2015
Rachael Haynes’ contemporary feminist art practice brings together performance, drawing and installation with pedagogic, curatorial and collaborative strategies. This new installation work QUICKDRAW incorporates fabric works and a lecture performance video to pursue a subjective engagement with specific feminist histories. The works perform a playful mixing of language codes and systems – drawn from art criticism, the histories of abstraction and conceptual art, literature and philosophy – and enacts a gendered redrawing and (re)performing of these texts. By engaging with pictorial, literary and vernacular quotations, QUICKDRAW replays and reveals the complexities of gender politics, representation and language. In particular, it examines the relationship between abstraction, feminism and painting, following through an iconoclastic impulse that is at play in these histories.