RUSSH spotlights Solomon Kammer at Sydney Contemporary

10 Sep 2022

The presentation at Sydney Contemporary by Yavuz Gallery has generated a spark, particularly with Solomon Kammer, in the group exhibition amongst 20 other artists, titled Flock Together. Kammer presented her work titled, Precipice, starring Jamila Main, a playwright, actor as well as a disability inclusion consultant and activist who demands equal rights and access for people with disability.

Writer of RUSSH, Jasmine Pirovic, comments, “A disabled artist working on Kaurna land, Solomon Kammer spares no one with their fleshy, visceral paintings that position the body as a battleground fought over in politics and worthy social justice pursuits.”

Solomon Kammer (b. 1991, Australia) is an Adelaide-based artist who works predominantly in painting. Kammer draws on her own experiences of chronic illness, medical science and gender biases to expose the prejudices, challenges and abuses faced by many women today. While Kammer’s work is intensely personal, it also speaks to broader experiences of emotional and bodily mistreatment. The bold and confronting compositions Kammer creates speak to underrepresented communities: people living with disability, illness and trauma.

Kammer is a self-taught artist, with no formal training, tertiary education or mentorship. Kammer has been a finalist for numerous awards including: the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, Kennedy Art Prize and Wyndham Art Prize, and has won the People’s Choice category in multiple prizes. In 2017, Kammer won the Myself Prize for her self-portraits. Kammer was also a semi-finalist in the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Award.

Image: Solomon Kammer, Precipice, 2022, Oil on canvas, 121 x 121 cm