February 19, 2022

How Does Patriarchy Invade Our Subconscious?

Daniel Ironside

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Pen and Ink Drawings"Castration in the Corporate Suite", 20222x A3

Considering ‘the phallus’, these drawings see patriarchy and phallocentrism as something powerful and dangerous, but something that can none the less be subverted, and deconstructed. Using a language of symbols from the commercial world and from dreams, icons are juxtaposed to creating meaning. For example, the imposition of the “®” symbols over the phallic image of a cigarette, allows each to inflict its respective connotations on each other – whilst pointing out their intrinsic connection.