This exhibition is a response to the pressure to conform to societal norms
It is a common experience for people today to feel out of step within themselves, as though their bodies are separate entities with the capability to betray, deceive, or disappoint them. The belief that there is an external solution to these concerns is pervasive: the perfect dress, perfect breasts, a perfect weight. (im)perfection represents the dialogue between: self deception/self-perception; fantasy/reality; subjectivity/objectivity.
Nadja is a collective of female practicing professional multi-disciplinary artists engaged with themes relating to contemporary feminist issues. Our art shares a common focus on the human figure.
The Nadja Artists are Diane Archer, Jacqui Jones, and Christina Sabberton.
Diane Archer is a Canadian now living and working in the UK. She is a multi-disciplinary artist whose previous projects have utilized photography, video, and interactive performance. She describes her work as an “exploration of the need for acceptance within one's own body.”
Jacqui Jones’ art practice is multidisciplinary, primarily focusing on sculpture, photography and interactive installations. Themes centre on identity and its link to memory and location. Her work is playful yet powerful and often involves an element of public participation.
Christina Sabberton has been exhibiting across the UK for the past ten years, using performance, installation and her own body. She creates fictional characters, working with themes of gender, femininity, and stereotypes.