Jess Higgins - 'Black Elephant'

Jess Higgins

21 Sep 2018 to 17 Nov 2018

Throughout her exhibition Jess Higgins invokes the hybrid concept of the ‘Black Elephant’ – a cross between a ‘black swan’ (an improbable, unexpected event with devastating ramifications) and ‘the elephant in the room’ (a problem that is obvious to everyone and yet no one is interested in acknowledging it). The three works are a timely response to the ‘black elephant’ and designed to create discomfort in her audiences. Imagine oneself inside the belly of the beast, a black room that is itself the elephant and the works representative of waves of catastrophic events.

Jess Higgins The Known Knowns #1 (detail) 2018


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