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Kirsten Fredericks
Pop Tarts Present: Here Comes the Bride
27th October 2011 to 10th November 2011
members of the congregation, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
members of the congregation, 2011
crochet and paper flowers in pot
36.0 x 32.0 x 25.0 cm
$700

Bondi artist Kirsten Fredericks (b. 1972) takes the phallic symbol and, armed with crochet hooks, wool, and her knowledge of a traditional 'feminine' craft, gives it a swift kick to the nether region ... then buys it a bouquet. The result is an irreverent, culturally charged homage to the male reproductive organ.

Fredericks's latest series, Here Comes The Bride is a playful potpourri of penises dressed to the nines in wedding finery. Presented in handsome pots, urns and domes direct from the wedding registry Here Comes The Bride is a colourful, tongue-in-cheek study of Every Girl's Big Day and its players.

So it is with the greatest honour Fredericks presents The Blushing Bride, dressed in an exclusive hand-made white sheath that shies away from traditional Swarovski crystal embellishments and is instead tasefully studded with selected seasonal blooms.

As you mingle and make small talk, mind The Druncle, with his trusty arsenal of inappropriate one-liners and 'jokes'; instead, adjust the baby's breath in your hair or buttonhole and congratulate the Mother of The Bride, a vision in slimming magenta.

The kitsch-tastic cocktail reception continues with Members of the Congregation who, straw-polled by increasingly inebriated guests, reveal in the overwhelming majority that yes: Size Does Matter.

A knitwear designer for 12 years, Kirsten Fredericks has created one-off couture for Australian labels such as Cohen et Sabine, Vicious Threads and Beauty of Nature, and department store Myer.

In 2011 Kirsten was included in Hands on - Craft in Contemporary Art, and Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Blacktown City Art Exhibition, Blacktown Arts Centre as well as the Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards.
blue balls, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
blue balls, 2011
crochet and paper flowers in cloche
40.0 x 18.0 x 18.0 cm
SOLD
mother of the bride, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
mother of the bride, 2011
crochet, paper flowers in pot and cloche
40.0 x 30.0 x 30.0 cm
SOLD
the blushing bride, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
the blushing bride, 2011
crochet and paper flower in pot
38.0 x 25.0 x 13.0 cm
SOLD
the bridesmaid, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
the bridesmaid, 2011
crochet and paper flowers in cloche
42.0 x 22.0 x 22.0 cm
SOLD
the maid of honour, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
the maid of honour, 2011
crochet and paper flowers
35.0 x 30.0 x 13.0 cm
$450

Exhibited:
Art on Paper, July 8 - August 14 2011, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, NSW
the naughty best man, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
the naughty best man, 2011
crochet and paper flowers in cloche
42.0 x 19.0 x 19.0 cm
SOLD
the virginal cousin, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
the virginal cousin, 2011
crochet and paper flowers in pot
38.0 x 26.0 x 16.0 cm
$550
the druncle, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
the druncle, 2011
crochet and paper flowers in cloche
42.0 x 30.0 x 30.0 cm
SOLD
the flower girl, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
the flower girl, 2011
crochet and paper flowers in pot
30.0 x 12.0 x 12.0 cm
$350
the garland sheath, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
the garland sheath, 2011
crochet and paper flowers in cloche
42.0 x 30.0 x 30.0 cm
$500
the groom's balls, 2011
Kirsten Fredericks
the groom's balls, 2011
crochet and paper flowers in cloche
30.0 x 19.0 x 19.0 cm
SOLD