MFA Graduate of UCL Slade School of Fine Art
27 October – 26 December 2018
The choice of materials points to inevitable cycles of production, consumption and waste, and more broadly, systems and boundaries; bodily, social and spatial. With an undercurrent of ecofeminism, Gray cautions binary oppositions and moral ideals, viewing pollution as necessary energy for social change.
Gray Wielebinski is an artist working between London and Los Angeles in collage, video, performance, sound, sculpture, and installation. They are currently an MFA candidate at The Slade School of Fine Art. Gray is inspired by the glitch, male bonding, queer temporality, podcasts, quantum mechanics, Jennifer Lopez’ Green Versace Dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards, conspiracy theories, clowning, and Surrealism.
Gray’s work explores Gender and Sexuality and how they intersect with other structures of power and identity. Gray is particularly interested in historically and politically re-contextualising how mass media is constructed to both reflect and perpetuate its specific socio-cultural norms and narratives through an intersectional/postcolonial feminist lens. Gray creates an iconography that both maintains and interrupts coded imagery to build an alternative space of both familiarity and discomfort, allowing the viewer to recognise and deconstruct their relationships to familiar images, objects, spaces, and notions of themselves and others. Ultimately collage plays an integral role in their practice, taking on many forms.
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