Large digital prints of closely-cropped female faces by British artist Alexandra Drawbridge. With their smooth surface textures, the images look like the women are in some sort of ecstasy but these images are actually murder victims from popular TV crime dramas, snatched from the broadcasting ether and transformed into works of art that are beautiful and idealized but also sinister and haunting.
These are powerful images where passive gestures exert a dominating presence. They are erotic but also alarming. Working on many levels to pull the viewer into a relationship, yet simultaneously push them away. They become vast human landscapes demanding engagement, yet the eyes are detached and uncommunicative, and as the viewer approaches the printed surface disperses and moves away from the figurative to a more minimal intangible form.