As an interdisciplinary artist, Ginny Sykes has worked for over thirty five years in painting, performance, video, and sculptural installation that challenge traditional interpretations of form. At the heart of Sykes’ approach is a mix of abstract and anthropomorphic matter that creates a visceral aesthetic experience and degrees of dissonance between representations of the beautiful and the grotesque.  


Sykes' work is informed by feminism’s resistance to prescriptive classifications of universal gender experience, Jung’s theories of alchemy and transformation, and a fascination with the non-linear qualities of memory and dreams. Her works are poetic storytellers that reference matrilineage, sexuality, and empowerment, while displaying symbolic structures to provoke institutional and individual values of social experience. As contemporary artifacts that reveal multivocal meanings, her works speak of and to the body; its losses, pains, and struggle for survival.

 

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