Melissa Proposch 'Chance Violance VS Manboar'

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Melissa Proposch’s two-sided 'Chance Violance VS Manboar' recalls the collages of twentieth-century artist Hannah Höch. While digitally constructed, it carries the same bite – a glamazon attacks a beheaded figure with bat ears, knives protruding from her face. The remnants of a boar hang in the background, skewered by a metal bar. On the work’s verso lies another collage, ‘Manboar VS Chance Violance’, in which Manboar holds a baby. A story in two parts, this is a slick and startling collision between woman and beast.

'Chance Violance VS Manboar' forms part of ‘Footprints’, a suite of prints by sixteen Central Victorian artists that coincided with the international printmaking conference IMPACT 7 2011: Intersections & Counterpoints’. Exploring themes of sustainability, reconstitution and recycling, ‘Footprints’ celebrated the Central Victorian landscape, experimental printmaking and the importance of conservation.

An accomplished artist, Proposch was a founding Committee Member of the Castlemaine Press community and co-founder of Trouble Magazine, an arts magazine. Interested in the gothic, fear and surrealism, Proposch’s work is knockout.

'Chance Violance VS Manboar' 2011
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 25
Image Size: 22 x 28 cm
Dimensions: 22 x 28 cm
Signed: titled, numbered, dated on lower margins
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, September 2011. Curated to coincide with IMPACT 7: Intersections and Counterpoints, Monash University, September 2011.

Condition: Excellent

(c) The Artist or Assignee

Another print on verso, titled Manboar VS Chance Violance.