Honey Long and Prue Stent

 A rocky beach scape, with a large rock in the centre. There are legs and arms appearing to hug the rock. 

Image: Honey Long and Prue Stent Mineral Growth, 2019. Image courtesy of the artists and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.

Touching Pool
by Honey Long and Prue Stent

Wednesday 21 September 2022 to Monday 20 March 2023

Artist statement

Inspired by the touching pool often found at aquariums and the sensorial connections with nature they elicit, this series speaks to the interconnectedness of bodies and environments as well as the conflicted and estranged relationship we have with the more-than-human world. Using a pared down visual language of colour, texture, and form, Touching Pool captures performative encounters between the artists' own bodies and the natural environment. In these works, synthetic materials blend and merge the body and landscape. Up close and abstracted, animals and riverbeds contain a sense of fluidity and vibrancy which can be felt throughout the series, revealing sights/sites of commonality and connection.

Since 2010 artists Honey Long and Prue Stent have collaborated across photography, performance, installation and sculpture. Grounded in experimentation between bodies, materials and environments, their art creates a space for the animate/inanimate, human and other to interweave. Often referencing historical representations of the female subject, Long and Stent distort and fragment their bodies, creating creaturely hybrids in a constant state of becoming and flux. Dreamlike, fluid, saccharine, gritty and fleshy, they challenge and captivate audiences with powerful imagery that is both subversive and surreal.

Long and Stent are represented by Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.

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