Janne Kearney: Eye Candy

Image: by Janne Kearney, 'Sugar and Spice: Art Simone', 2023, oil on linen, 100 x 100cm

Janne Kearney’s broad spectrum colourful images offer a message of female empowerment and sexual autonomy

Janne Kearney’s broad spectrum colourful images offer a message of personal empowerment and sexual autonomy. In her current series 'Eye Candy' the artist often positions her subjects against a background of shapes that densely interlock and overlap in a spectrum of bold colour.

The people in 'Eye Candy' display an overt and playful sexuality as they suggestively lick lollipops and return the viewers’ gaze unabashedly. It’s not so common to see women depicted in fine art or in popular culture as not just owning, but openly enjoying their sexual selves.

By portraying her subjects as anything but passive, Kearney subverts the patriarchal male gaze by returning it assuredly back at the viewer. In doing so she creates a space in her art where all forms of sexual and gender orientation are not just accepted but celebrated.

Image 2: Janne Kearney, 'Cherry Pop', oil on linen, 100 x 100cm
Image 3: Janne Kearney, 'Love is in the air', oil on line, 100 x 100cm

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English No Barrier
Vision Rating 100%

Dates & Times

OPENING Exhibition Celebration: Sat 27 Jan 1-3pm
EXHIBITION 23-27 Jan, 30 Jan-3 Feb, 6-10 Feb | Tue-Sat 11am-5pm


FREE Free event, no booking required


Flinders Lane Gallery

1/37 Swanston St, Melbourne

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Flinders Street


Any Swanston St tram to stop 11 (City Square)

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New Work


Ages 14+

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