Los Adornos de Venus

Paula Cristoffanini and Rizzy


29 January to 7 March 2010


Locally based artists Paula Cristoffanini and Rizzy come together in an exhibition titled Los Adornos de Venus, which centres on the theme of femininity and feminine identity. Notions of purity, softness societys expectations of women are examined using materials that reference the female experience.

Los Adornos de Venus, meaning the adornments of Venus.This is the first major exhibition for both artists, who chose to work with each other as they saw strong links to each other in their works.

Paula Cristoffanini, a Margaret River artist who was born and raised in Chile, presents work concerned with conventional notions of femininity and the role of garments, accessories and adornments as masks or disguises. Rizzys work explores the essence of femininity, touching on notions of purity, softness and societys expectations of women, examined using materials that reference the female experience.

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