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Iconography of the Just

Peter Mammes
Iconography of the Just, 2014. Invitation .

'Iconography of the Just'

Peter Mammes at ROOM Gallery/Projects

The exhibition presents new and recent works by Peter Mammes, whose style is framed within the intricate and repeated use of collected patterns alongside juxtapositions of referential iconography influenced by the artist’s travels in Russia and India.

According to the Mammes his work 'deals with contradictions, discrimination, deformity and hypocrisy.'
The intention is to encourage viewers to question their own established and contextual perspectives when considering what is deemed as 'normal'. In the seemingly beautiful compositions that make up the presentation, macabre iconography and repeated patterns are used.

Applying his artistic license Peter Mammes juxtaposes problematic historical figures along side deformity and guillotines; animal skeletal remains as signifiers of time, the polemics surrounding nationalism, and questioning of what is deemed as 'absurd'. Peter says: 'The current state of the world is precariously kept in its place, our views about gender, class and race are manipulated to fit a certain norm, those norms have not been constant throughout time and they are also different in different locations around the world. ... Our deformities, culture and gender does not give us a free reign to discriminate and judge because from another contextual perspective we are the exotic and strange.'

11 July - 09 August

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