Psycho (Shower II)
Oil on canvas
13 x 17 cms
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Wendy Elia works in series which explore the social and broader contexts of our times. In her portrait work she confronts our voyeurism and asks questions about the female gaze and painting’s relationship to authenticity and illusion.
These tiny paintings are from the series 'It Will Happen When You Least Expect It. Her focus on the desire for escapism through mediated experiences (tv, the internet) has spawned over 100 of these and counting. This series is about the futile quest for truth and the legacy of postmodernism. Words are slippery; the title is simultaneously a threat and a promise, the old adage about finding love and the stalker’s whisper.