Girlhood through the Eyes of French Cyberpunk Artist Fury
Why We Recommend it
A wild ride into the fantastical world of cyperpunk artist Fury, the prints on show explore a girl’s desire to break free from society’s shackles.
Dreamlike narratives, cutesy kitsch imagery juxtaposed next to punk and psychedelic aesthetics: these are the scenes depicted in the works of renegade French artist Dominique Fury. An integral figure in France’s graphic punk art scene during the 70s, Fury’s art is at once edgy and esoteric as it is poignant, charming and warm.
This exhibit presents 60 original silkscreen prints on a range of unconventional surfaces, such as mirror, plexiglas, waxed canvas, fabric and more, thematically centred around a little girl named Alice, a reference to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
Exploring the complexity of the experience that is girlhood, the prints are at once personal and universal. “As a young girl my parents put me in a boarding school , and I was supposed to be a good girl. But, like the character Alice, I wanted to explore more than that, I wanted to rebel,” she says. As such, the exhibit is a celebration of girls who dare to break free from the constrictions that society still places on them.