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Depraved art on show

PUBLISHED: 14:08 18 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:04 05 October 2010

AN exhibition that celebrates the depraved opened on Valentine s Day in South Hackney and will run until March. The Pleasure s All Mine shows the work of four women whose contemporary art aims to give pleasure with the perverse. Their pieces focus on the

AN exhibition that celebrates the depraved opened on Valentine's Day in South Hackney and will run until March.

The Pleasure's All Mine shows the work of four women whose contemporary art aims to give pleasure with the perverse.

Their pieces focus on the tipping point between disgust and rapture.

For example, a strange kind of enjoyment may be derived from the work of Mindy Lee, who also curates the show.

Her canvases, with a frenzied application of paint, look as if they are daubed with bodily fluids.

A sick curiosity might draw you to Liane Lang's deliberately ambiguous photograph in which a naked figure might be dead or alive.

Then there are the fetish-style, doll-like objects produced by Rachel Thorlby and Sarah Gillham's perverse fusion of sexualised images with everyday objects.

If you possess a taste for slightly wicked but satisfying pieces of art, head down to Transition Gallery in Andrews Road, which is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12noon to 6pm.

The exhibition runs from Saturday until March 8.

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