Jackson Farley, ‘#7’, 2019, Archival Pigment Print on Ilford Satin, 57cm x 49cm. Courtesy: the artist and Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney.
The artist says: “While ‘Self-Concious Kev and other friends’ is ultimately a critique of all things macho it does offer some hope – a light at the end of the tunnel so to speak! The ‘Gimp Alliance League of Pluralistic and Open Masculinity’ (GALPOM) offers a solution to Kevs woes! Sacrifice autonomy! Sacrifice privilege! Sacrifice power! Get off on getting told what to do! Get off your podium and get gimp! This is clearly the only reasonable and logical way masculinity can survive into the future.*
“At least, until we dismantle the system of patriarchal oppression and build a new generation of gimp suit free, non-dickheads who are emotionally stable, more inclusive and less sad all the time.”
Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 7 March 2019