Preying for Modesty (Meatheads)

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Katrina Stamatopoulos, Meathead, 2020

Experimenting with the valorising power of portraiture, Stamatopoulos urges us in Preying for Modesty (Meatheads) to re-cast our relationship with the animals we eat. The London-based artist invites us to meet – as persons – the livestock we kill, consume and, arguably, rely on.

Print works reincarnate as human sitters packaged cuts of meat sourced from big chain supermarkets as well as local grocers and farmers’ markets. Video pieces depict farmers carefully butchering animals they raised, contesting practices of anonymous industrial slaughter. The creatures of the exhibition may be mute, but they ask us uncomfortable questions.

Preying for Modesty (Meatheads) will close on Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 at 4pm.

In the gallery below you can discover a selection of works from this exhibition.

Preying for Modesty Part I, Dungog, NSW

Preying for Modesty Part III, Wattle Ponds, NSW

Preying for Modesty Part IV, Capertee, NSW