Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy interview painter Hannah Barrett about her work.
Barrett has described her paintings as"invented portraits based on collage. Copies of photos or in some cases, copies of paintings are cut apart and reassembled into figures of ambiguous gender. Fusing the features of both sexes creates a range of androgynous characters that may be straight, queer, hermaphroditic or just cross-dressing. My aim is to create portraiture that deviates from the conventional male or female, and to explore the resulting pictorial and conceptual possibilities."