Jake Wotherspoon
Opening Performance
artist, glue, hair collection, electric fan
variable dimensions
© 2010

Jake Wotherspoon’s work questions the restraints that society has placed upon both the male and female in relation to bodily hair. Through affixing facial hair to portraits of female models, the artist creates a partial collapse between two genders. He morphs together masculine and feminine characteristics within one body, creating figures that do not conform to the assumptions made about the morphological characteristics of female or male bodies, but instead draw attention to our binary system of gender.

Jake Wotherspoon is a Melbourne based artist who completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at VCA in 2009. He was the winner of the 2008 CCP Kodak Salon and has exhibited internationally and at Seventh Gallery, Tape Projects and CCP.