Jemima Wyman, Aggregate Icon (Y&B) (from center to outside: Umbrella Revolution, Hong Kong, 29th September 2014 (holding umbrella), Umbrella Revolution, Hong Kong, 10th October 2014 (faux face dust mask), John A Hannah statue at Michigan State University wrapped in, 2019. Hand-cut photo collage, 180cm diameter. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.
In …like a siren it repeats, Jemima Wyman presents new collages that continue her investigation into visual resistance. Wyman’s work focuses on camouflage and surveillance and how it is manifested in protest and biology.
In this exhibition, she explores aposematism – a form of camouflage in which an animal’s colour and pattern (often yellow and black) function as a siren to warn off predators. This new work draws from and contributes to her MAS-archive (commenced in 2008) that catalogues the attire of masked protesters from around the world.
Exhibition opens: 3–5pm Saturday 24 August 2019