Annette Bezor: Iconic Works 1997 - 2013

Annette Bezor, Still Posing After All This Time 2005 (detail), oil on canvas.

3 May - 15 June 2014 : Opening 6pm Friday 2 May 2014

Since the 1980s, Annette Bezor has been one of Australia's foremost painters. In her current work, she takes images of women from classical painting, contemporary decorative art and popular culture and recreates them as stylised icons to reveal and subvert the power and impact of the originals.

In challenging viewers to meet the newly focussed gaze of these women, Bezor exposes the nature of society's attitudes to women and how they are represented in art and popular culture. She then situates these iconic figures in a surrealistic space to emphasise the roles, identities and emotional states of women generally.

Exhibiting from 3 May to 15 June 2014. Opening night 6pm Friday, 2 May 2014 with refreshments courtesy of Hunter Belle Cheese and the Mad Hatter’s Café of Muswellbrook.