The art of Morley Moellentine has become the vehicle of exorcising her own demons. For many years a more conventional painter of still life, the figure, and portraits, she has evolved into an artist exploring and questioning contemporary culture, especially its deep-seated institutionalized misogyny. Using the power of classical imagery in oil, often adding text and collage, she subverts cultural icons of femininity to expose constricting gender stereotypes. Imagery appropriated from mythology, history, art history, and the Bible provide complex notions of female identity still affecting women today.
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