Petrina Hicks’ work is shown alongside artists including Louise Bourgeois, Salvador Dali and Bill Henson inEcstasy: Baroque and Beyond. Almost four centuries after its creation, Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (1652) remains the supreme emblem of religious visionary experience and the Baroque sensibility in art. Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond brings together older depictions of ecstasy with more recent works. From representations of saints and mystics, to dreamscapes and images of bacchanalian revels, this exhibition explores how Baroque style – characterised by exaggeration, high drama, extravagance, frenzy, and excess – continues to inform contemporary art.
The exhibition is on at UQ Art Museum from 16 September 2017 - 25 February 2018.