Rahne Dreams of Saving the World

Cininas, J 2007, Rahne Dreams of Saving the World, (Creative Work : Visual art).


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Title Rahne Dreams of Saving the World
Author(s) Cininas, J
Year 2007
Type of work Visual art
Outlet This is Not a Print Show, Plimsoll Gallery,Tasmania, Australia
Medium Reduction linocut
Summary "Animals are seen in complex mythological configurations in fairy tales, advertising, or literature and visual representations. From the oldest existing images made by humans we can see visual art always returns to the idea of animal as our closest point of contact with the non-human world.
This portrait contributes to re-evaluations of the nature/culture dichotomy through the motif of DC Comics character Rahne Sinclair, aka super-heroine Wolfsbane. The title and the larger-than-life persona challenge the notion that feminine alignment with the natural world is necessarily negative.

This reduction linocut was shown alongside Cininas' earlier hand printed and sewn costumes and photographs, all exploring constructions of the female werewolf. The linocuts were the only traditional prints in the exhibition, where 3D works and large scale installations dominated.

In This is Not a Print Show the exhibition demonstrated the broad range of approaches to printmaking in contemporary practice, but this grouping demonstrated the broad approaches within a single practice, and the ongoing relevance of traditional mediums in contemporary art dialogues. The imagery in the linocuts themselves references graphic manifestations of print media, such as comic books and woodblock prints, while using Photoshop as the chief tool in creating the working drawings to encompass multiple printmaking histories within single works.

This show toured a number of regional galleries in 3 states in 2007 and 2008 including Burnie Regional Art Gallery and Wagga Wagga, Gippsland and Lake Macquarie Art Gallery.
Reviewed printmaking scholar, Sasha Grishin, Australian Art Collector, Issue 43 Jan-Mar 2008. (1691)"
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
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