“Tools of Endearment”: “Big Bra” (2016) and “Corset” (2017)
Golden Square, Soho
Kalliopi Lemos’ large-scale sculptures “Big Bra” and “Corset” from her “Tools of Endearment” series come to deconstruct existing symbols and stereotypes that women bury all over the world and express the need for women to fortify themselves with armaments of defence in order to cope with gender injustice. The “Tools of Endearment” sculptures consider the way in which femininity is made and remade as a site of value and desire today presenting women as both female and warriors.
Text by art critic Gelly Grintaki