26 April 2022 - 20 May 2022
State Library Precinct
First Site Gallery [i]
Basement, 344 Swanston St, Melbourne
Tue – Fri, 11am – 5pm
Female Monologues is a new exhibition by Melbourne-based artist Karen Song, which examines the ways in which the female body can be informed and echoed by its natural surroundings.
Female Monologues offers a nurturing approach to healing our physical relationship with the natural world and the more subtle relationship with our inner landscapes.
Karen Song creates a series of self-portraits interconnected the landscape, rather than being separate from it. These intimate black and white photographs convey the subtleties of the human form and the natural environments with which we cohabitate. Influenced by feminist and gender theory, the artist aims to evoke empathy, belonging and deeper connection between our physical, natural and psychological worlds.