Hugo Michell Gallery presents Titled, an exhibition featuring work by Fiona McMonagle.
This recent body of work speaks to the complexity and conflict in the portrayal of women in pop culture. The paintings in this series challenge us to question how we feel about powerful independent women, as well as exploring the way in which these portrayals may be viewed as either strengthening or marginalising.
In Titled, McMonagle provokes the limitations and potential oppression of female empowerment by examining the compelling legacies and narratives of such popular icons across both the 20th and 21st centuries. Through these portrayals of pop icons who are fragile and powerful; feminine, strong and independent, Titled questions the role of the empowered female. What sacrifices have these women made for their celebrity and what accolades have they been afforded? It is ultimately a celebration of women through their struggles, their complexities and their strengths.
The gallery is adhering to COVID-19 social distancing measures. Please contact the gallery before you visit to arrange a suitable viewing time.
This exhibition can also be viewed on the gallery website. View exhibition here.