UNSEEN – Between Worlds, artnow Gallery, Hamburg

June 15 – June 19, 2017

International positions in contemporary art

Exhibiting artists include: Craig Wylie (UK), Kyle Barnes (UK), Andrew Beck (CAN), Kirstine Reiner Hansen (US) and Massimo Danielis (GER)

Curated by Ulrike Reimann

The works created for this exhibition feature drawings of mothers and their daughters. Separated – one on each side of the lamp. The work is about the ‘conditional love’ often experienced by children of superstars. Some of the daughters in this series have written condemning accounts of their childhoods – exposing their mothers for being abusive, alcoholic and violent, when the image they were forced to portray to the media was the opposite. The works are also about the legacy that a famous parent leaves behind – often the lives of these children seem to be out of their control even as they become adults – they cannot escape the shadow of their parents celebrity. The title ‘immaculate’ nods to the immaculate conception and the preservation of the stars reputation and physicality. The drawings, framed by lamps, illuminate the strained relationships suffered on both sides (by mother and daughter) as a result of living under the scrutiny of the public eye, they also act as alters to the sometimes tragic consequences of stardom and its enduring legacy.

 

    • artnow Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

    • artnow Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

    • artnow Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

    • artnow Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

    • artnow Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

    • artnow Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

    • artnow Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

    • artnow Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

    • artnow Gallery, Hamburg, Germany