Cob Gallery invites you to a performance and talk to coincide with
The Fissure 7:30pm
A sequence of embodiments by Femme Brutale
The Spectacle and the Female Artist 8:00pm
hosted by Hettie Judah with artists Nina Mae Fowler and Cristina Planas,
and curator Cassie Beadle.
Practicing and drawing from carnal art forms such as boxing and dance, Cristina Planas explores and exercises the body as a vector of knowledge and a conduit for transmission.Through acts of embodiment she challenges conventional portrayals of women’s bodies. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art (2018) and became a gold medalist at the Swedish Golden Girl boxing championship (2018).
Known for her sumptuously detailed large-scale drawings and installations, Nina Mae Fowler’s work interrogates themes of celebrity, beauty, power and sexuality. Since her nomination for the BP Portrait Prize in 2008, Fowler’s work has won widespread acclaim. It is featured in numerous collections of international significance, and she enjoys close working relationships with leading fine art institutions including the National Portrait Gallery.