Mary Scott

Imago (VII) Urverdrangung: refoulement "translatable" <<she is there>>

May 1988
Supported by feminist and psychoanalytic writers from whose works she quotes, Mary Scott regards the representation of the female body as a problematic and extremely rich area of investigation. "Imago" is a concept used by psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan to refer to images formed in the psyche in early childhood that colour later life. Here Scott draws on Leonardo da Vinci's erroneous rendering of female genitalia, as a cultural "imago" deserving of transformation, presenting it as a gorgeously materialized abstract icon.
Artist
Title
Imago (VII) Urverdrangung: refoulement "translatable" <<she is there>>
Date
May 1988
Medium
Painting
Materials
spray paint, silver and gold leaf, Rhoplex, and wax on silk
Dimensions
262 x 210 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1990
Accession number
30488