02 AM | 29 May

Arlene Texta Queen

Western Exhibitions presents The Paul Nudd Curatorial Experience, showcasing three artists who captivate Paul Nudd’s fevered imagination: Arlene TextaQueen from Australia, Jason Villegas from Texas and Aaron Wrinkle from California, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 2, from 6 to 9pm.

Arlene TextaQueen’s “Textadnudes”, life-sized felt-tip marker drawings of nude women in the natural environments, overturn the voyeuristic and aesthetically detached tradition of The Nude, conveying an intimate exchange between artist and subject. Initially conceived as drawings for a Manga-esque soft-porn website, TextaQueen depicts female (and very rarely, male) friends in intimate spaces such as bedrooms and baths. Their unique character shows through their chosen attire and environs, such as a puppy suit or as a walrus riding queen, whether drinking champagne in the toilet or as two tangled nudes on a tandem bicycle. Arlene TextaQueen has exhibited widely in Australia, including the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the Mori Gallery in Sydney and has been an artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in NYC. TextaQueen received her BFA from the University of Western Australia, Perth.

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