Interiority Complex

1998-2000

Sally Clarke, Hot Plate, 1998, mixed media, 55 x 55 x 6 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Sealed, 1998, mixed media, 55 x 55 x 7 cm. Private collection. Photo: Sue Blackburn
Sally Clarke, Brush, 1998, mixed media, 55 x 55 x 9 cm. Photo: Sue Blackburn
Sally Clarke, The Wise Spout, 1998, mixed media, 55 x 55 x 10 cm. Photo: Sue Blackburn
Sally Clarke, Cherry Bowl, 1998, mixed media, 55 x 55 x 7 cm. Photo: Sue Blackburn
Sally Clarke, Peel, 1998, mixed media, 55 x 55 x 6 cm. Photo: Sue Blackburn
Sally Clarke, Plugged, 1998, mixed media, 55 x 55 x 6 cm. Private collection. Photo: Sue Blackburn
Sally Clarke, Baby Shower, 1998, mixed media, 75 x 100 cm, Private Collection. Photo: Sue Blackburn
Sally Clarke, Concealment, 1998, mixed media, 80 x 90 cm, Artbank Collection. Photo: Sue Blackburn
Sally Clarke, Tray Nouveau, 1998, acrylic paint on MDF, 80 x 100 cm. Photo: Sue Blackburn
Sally Clarke, Whip Lash, 1998, acrylic paint on MDF, 100 x 90 cm. Private Collection. Photo: Sue Blackburn
Sally Clarke, Steam, 1998, mixed media, 26 x 32 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Dribble, 1998, mixed media, 30 x 29 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Drip, 1998, mixed media, 26 x 39 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Melange, 1998, mixed media, 43 x 32 x 8 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Array, 1998, mixed media, 37 x 44 x 4 cm. Image: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Pink Split, 1998, mixed media, 40 x 33 x 3 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Dis And Order, 1998, mixed media, 48 x 30 x 3 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Drop It, 1998, mixed media, 53 x 40 x 7 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Slippage, 1998, mixed media, 48 x 40 x 3 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Suction, 1998, mixed media, 50 x 33 x 5 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Fur Line, 1998, mixed media, 50 x 33 x 5 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Wall Skin I, 1998, mixed media, 29 x 29 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Wall Skin II, 1998, mixed media, 32 x 30 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Wall Skin III, 1998, mixed media, 32 x 28 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Wall Skin VI, 1998, mixed media, 30 x 30 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Wall Skin VII, 1998, mixed media, 28 x 30 cm. Photo: Lachlan Warner
Sally Clarke, Domestic Bodies I, 1999, mixed media, 90 x 100 x 8 cm. Photo: Adrian Cook
Sally Clarke, Domestic Bodies II, 1999, mixed media, 55 x 55 x 6 cm. Photo: Adrian Cook
Sally Clarke, Domestic Bodies III, 1999, mixed media, 33 x 19 x 6 cm. Photo: Adrian Cook
Sally Clarke, Domestic Bodies IV, 1999, mixed media, 58 x 58 x 10 cm. Private collection. Photo: Adrian Cook
Sally Clarke, Domestic Bodies V, 1999, mixed media, 52 x 50 x 6 cm. Photo: Adrian Cook
Sally Clarke, Domestic Bodies VI, 1999, mixed media, 55 x 70 x 12 cm. Photo: Adrian Cook
Sally Clarke, Domestic Bodies VII, 1999, mixed media, 26 x 26 x 7 cm. Photo: Adrian Cook
Sally Clarke, Domestic Bodies VIII, 1999, mixed media, 85 x 95 x 5 cm. Photo: Adrian Cook
Domestic Body IX, 1999, mixed media, 40 x 22 x 13cm. Image: Adrian Cook
Domestic Bodies installed at RubyAyre Gallery, 1999, mixed media variable dimensions. Image: Adrian Cook
Sally Clarke, Bad Mat, 1998, mixed media, 60 x 305 cm. Photo: Adrian Cook

Interiority Complex is concerned with privileging what the reductive rhetoric of high modernism deemed as ‘other’. It reexamines the concerns raised by feminist artists during the 1970s, particularly the inferior status attributed to what has traditionally been regarded as women’s work and to the feminised realm of the decorative arts. Specific emphasis has been placed on the relationship that women, nature, decoration, the domestic, consumerism, femininity and the unconscious have to the fine arts. These elements share an association to the irrational and, as a result, were subject to containment or banishment from masculinised space.

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