Sandra Chevrier at Above Second, Hong Kong

La cage et le drapeau déchu
The Cage and the Flag Ousted
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 48” x 72”

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Sandra Chevrier at Above Second, Hong Kong

Sandra Chevrier's potent portraits use comic book icongraphy to tell story of the female struggle...

We last checked in with Sandra Chevrier all the way back in 2013, the Montreal-based artist teaming up with fellow comic book obsessive Lora Zombie for a Californian exhibition that was a whole lot more interesting than Batman v Superman.

Sandra Chevrier, LES CAGES/The Echo of the CRASH, BAM, PoW! at Above Second, Hong Kong

La cage et la dernière chance
The Cage at the Last Chance
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas Ø 4 ft

It’s all the way over to Hong Kong this time, the well-travelled artist on the cusp of a run of shows that will take in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and plenty more. And it’s easy to see the appeal, Chevrier’s work is bold and beautiful, comprising two loaded barrels: of pop culture frivolity, and of oppressed female identity. The artist’s paintings seduce with instant appeal, before delivering their CRASH, BAM, PoW! of potent narrative; the fragility of our ‘superheroes’, the superficial role of the female in a male-dominated world, the struggle within.

Chevrier’s ‘cages’ are society’s preconceptions of what a woman should, or should not, be; imprisoned by the conventions of identity. Expectations from the media, expectations from each other, false perfections — held captive by a warped desire to conform. Her superheroes? You … I … all of us.

Les Cages/The Echo of the CRASH, BAM, PoW! continues at Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong, until 7 May.

The Cage When Imagination Becomes Reality

La cage quand l’imagination devient réalité
The Cage When Imagination Becomes Reality
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 24” x 70”

The Cage and the Value of Life

La cage et la valeur de la vie
The Cage and the Value of Life
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 30” x 40”

The Cage and the Angel

La cage et l’ange
The Cage and the Angel
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 48” x 60”

The Cage At The Last Second

La cage à toute dernière second
The Cage at the Last Second
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas Ø 3 ft

The Cage and All That I Am

La cage et tout ce que je suis
The Cage and All That I Am
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas Ø 3 ft

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