New photography exhibition Get Stabbed and Boogie by Megan Powell opened this week at Manchester’s Paper Gallery in which Powell’s images explore a mysterious narrative of survival following an attempted murder. It turns out that the masked figure in the images is actually the artist and, through self representation, she works around ideas behind female representation and the Madonna / whore binary in culture. The exhibition showcases dark humour while desire, sexuality and control are prominent themes. Another recent show by Powell, After the Bees, (Manchester Museum, 2017) created a national buzz and she’s widely regarded as one of Manchester’s most promising visual artists. Just a couple of reasons to make a beeline for Paper this weekend.
Sat 5 Jan – Sat 9 Feb, Paper Gallery, Unit 12, 14-20 Mirabel Street, Manchester M3 1PJ. Tel: 07799 813062, every Sat 11am -5pm, private view Fri 11 Jan 6-9pm, www.papergallery.co.uk
Published on: Fri 11 Jan 2019