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SWEATY SCALES

BY LIANG LUSCOMBE

In a highly stylised world of constructed film sets, sculpture and puppetry, Sweaty Scales (2019) tells the story of two Asian American women as they navigate their individual sexuality and interracial dating through a quagmire of pop culture imagery that fetishizes and typecasts Asian women.

Exploring the impact of racial and gendered stereotypes found in film, television and advertising media, this playfully structured narrative video depicts the complex ways that racial fetish and desire enters interracial intimate relationships.

Peppered with sculptures and a narrator in a powder blue suit, this comedy unpacks sexual identity as it relates to the depiction of the Asian women as either the deceitful and sexually aggressive “dragon lady” or the innocent “lotus blossom” in mainstream Western film. 

DATES & TIMES

14 October – 1 November 2020

Mon-Thu 10am-4pm

Fri – Sun times:
Fri 16 Oct    10am-6pm
Sat 17 Oct   9am-10pm
Sun 18 Oct  Closed
Fri 23 Oct    10am-10pm
Sat 24 Oct   10am-10pm
Sun 25 Oct  12pm-7pm
Fri 30 Oct    10am-10pm
Sat 31 Oct   10am-10pm
Sun 1 Nov   12pm-7pm

WHERE

Gallery Two
Metro Arts, West Village 

PRICE

Free

DURATION

25 mins

KEY CREATIVES

Liang Luscombe  – Artist

VISITING US

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THE ARTISTS

LIANG LUSCOMBE 

Liang Luscombe is a visual artist currently based in Hotel Quarantine in Sydney. Recent solo exhibitions include: Sweaty Scales, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2019; She inches glass to break, VCUarts MFA Thesis Exhibition, Richmond, 2018; Table Talk, Box Copy, Brisbane, 2016; A Tall Painter, Yarra Flats, Melbourne, 2016; Three Sailors, Sutton Project Space, Melbourne, 2014. She has been included in screenings at OpenTV, Chicago; Comfort Station, Chicago; and Vehicle, NYC. She has undertaken residencies at Chicago Artist Coalition 2019 HATCH Residency Program; SOMA Summer in 2018; the Australia Council Studio, British School at Rome in 2013; and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Studio Residency in 2011. 

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