A limited edition print run of 10 by artist Dawn Blake
Dawn Blake works with a broad range of media, text, embroidery, language, installation, film and performance. Themes in her work subvert gender norms in regard to power control, sexuality and identity.
Blake studied Fine Art Sculpture at the University of Brighton. However, due to her deteriorating health, she had to leave before completing her degree. Nevertheless, Blake has continued to commit as much time and energy as possible to developing her practice.
Blake’s work is inspired by artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Cindy Sherman. During her degree she explored the work of artists from the surrealist movement of the 20’s, to the feminist artists of the 60’s and 70’s, and began to explore undertones of violence and subverting the feminine in her work. She uses a wide range of media including domestic objects and beauty products.
Blake developed her performative work using her body as an object, “the vessel to hold a mirror up to the world”. Blake aims to present new perspectives on subjects with enduring importance and prevalence to today.
In November 2017 Blake’s work was exhibited in collaboration at Gallery 40 in Brighton. Also in 2017 she won first prize for the Curators’ Choice Award, part of Tight Modern for ‘Detritus Series 2’.