Penny Siopis: PaintingsPenny Siopis... Twins (2009, Oil, ink and glue on canvas). From the exhibition Penny Siopis: Paintings at Michael Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town. "...Siopis' recent work, seen at Michael Stevenson on her solo show Lasso (2007) and the curated exhibitions Disguise (2008) and Afterlife (2007), has been concerned with giving expression to intense emotional states. Key to Siopis' exploration are the associative qualities of both her imagery and her chosen materials, including oils, liquid ink washes and viscous glue. Her new work demonstrates a deeper and wilder surrender to the freedom of this process."