HARD GIRLS | Jennifer Mehigan

HARD GIRLS is a celebration of surfaces and the superficial, the damaged and the disastrous. Fuelled by the aesthetics of “women”-only gyms, makeup tutorials, bodybuilder’s instagram feeds and a general sense of fatigue, this show exhibits new paintings, sculptures, and videos in dialogue with each other in a space functioning as a landscape of recovery. Following Mehigan’s concerns with abjection, anxiety and queer femme aesthetics, HARD GIRLS functions as a dysphoric exploration of skin, intimacy, obsession and failure. Spiked cliffs, barriers, heels, drinks: “the wounded woman gets called a stereotype, and sometimes she is. But sometimes she’s just true