Fantasy Body at Projet Pangée in Montreal
A three person show with Danielle Orchard and GaHee Park
From the press release:
Rose Nestler makes explicit the potential for power that resides in the materiality and form of clothing. In her high relief piece, Woman with a Book (After Léger), Nestler reinterprets Fernand Léger's 1923 oil painting in padded pink velvet, with a single conical breast piercing a plush book the figure clutches. The wall sculpture reads as startling armor, fulfilling its protective and menacing role, yet holding on to coquetry with its ruffled collar and slightly macabre black leather roses. In Nestler's recent works, there is clear intent to subvert conventional and trite feminine characteristics, presenting their revised, intimidating forms as attributes for liberty.