The Artist Using St. Jerome and the Lion to Redress Patriarchal Power
AnOther Magazine Online | September 2018
Impressive for both its scope and unfailing critical gaze, Jesse Darling’s work takes from a wide range of sources – from early Christian theology and Renaissance painting to Marxist feminist theory and scientific papers – to question the patriarchal structures that continue to surround us. In their upcoming show at Tate Britain, Darling turns a weary/wary eye to the twin institutions of museum and church and explores the story of St. Jerome and the lion, at the same time addressing the relationship between care and surveillance, the fragility of the body and art as a strategy for survival.
Phoebe Collings-James on Strength, Shame and Precarity
AnOther Magazine Online | May 2018
Originally from London and now living in Brooklyn, Phoebe Collings-James is a British-Jamaican artist who describes her practice as “intentionally messy and sprawling”. Deftly moving between drawing, video, sculpture, text and sound, she questions the relations between subject and object in a process of “symbolic layering” which aims to explore post-colonial anxieties and the problems posed by traditional Western aesthetics.