Corinne Duchesne

  • Bottoms Up is a is a collage, block print, marker rendering 22" H x 30" W
  • Mess'n Around is a is a collage, block print, marker rendering 22" H x 30" W
  • Tie One On is a is a collage, block print, marker rendering 22" H x 30" W
  • Mr. Happy is a collage, block print, marker rendering 22" H x 30" W
  • Pearlnecklace is a is a collage, block print, marker rendering 22" H x 30" W
  • Pop'n Cherry is a is a collage, block print, marker rendering 22" H x 30" W
  • Lollipop is a is a collage, block print, marker rendering 22" H x 30" W
  • Funbags is a is a collage, block print, marker rendering 22" H x 30" W
  • Gay and Cheerful is a is a collage, block print, marker rendering 22" H x 30" W
  • A Barbie Bird in a Barbie World is a is a collage, block print, marker rendering 22" H x 30" W

As artists we can talk about the most horrific examples of human cruelty. We can talk about the sumptuous beauty of the nude figure. We can even talk about the deep interpersonal connection of love-making. But heaven help us if we talk about a no holds barred, full on bacchanalian romp!

These mixed media pieces celebrate the animal pleasures of womanhood. They assert a human being’s right to enjoy and explore the body and the influences that shape our self-perception. Fierceness of delight is exemplified by sharp contrasts of media, texture, value and imagery.

Collaged pieces of linocut prints (goats, patterns) bump and grind against outrageously- coloured, drawn and painted Barbie legs and curly haired vaginas and penises. Graphic in both senses of the word, these compositions are as full of humorous juxtapositions and energetic diagonals as their suggestive titles imply.

This work is both a reaction to and a questioning of the conversations of contemporary culture surrounding sex and identity. I am out to make friends with sex. I believe this curiosity is an open departure point for thinking and talking about sexuality, identity, and the choices we make…. “Wanna Play?”

Duchesne a Canadian Artist, born in Quebec is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (and Design) studying during her final year in the Off-Campus Program in Florence Italy. An award winning artist for over 20 years, Duchesne has exhibited extensively in Canada, The United States, South Korea and Europe.

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