Presenting her first public solo show ‘HOLES’ at Gasworks, Anna invites you to dive into the bizarre transformations of tufted wool into bulbous, beastly sculptures and painterly screens.
Studded with circular portholes, the work is strongly architectural whilst illustrated. The audience has a somewhat spying experience throughout the show – you can walk round and observe on the naked Venus. At various times over the run of the exhibition, the entire installation is animated by the performance work: 'Ecstasies'.
As mentioned by Hettie Judah in The Guardian, "the artist draws deeply on European folk cultures as well as modern feminist texts, her tufted works are wild, pagan and liberatory".
In the past Anna Perach’s sculptures have recalled pagan costumes worn at traditional festivals mainly in mountainous regions of Europe. Many of her sculptures are wearable, and they examine female archetypes and conventional understandings of flesh and skin. Her distinctive work has become a mainstay of group shows, most recently at Goldsmith CCA as well as Saatchi Gallery and White Cube gallery. Anna has also exhibited internationally at galleries including Live Works, Centrale Feis in Italy and Larsen Warner gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.