Monday, January 12, 2015

'Intersection: The Art of Motherhood' exhibition opening Wednesday

I have contributed a few works to a group exhibition, Intersection: The Art of Motherhood, which opens this Wednesday January 14, 6-8pm at Red Gallery, 157 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy.

The works run the full gamut of emotions that motherhood engenders, as I write in the catalogue essay:

As new mothers, we confront the sudden loss of boundaries; our minds and bodies tested beyond all previous limits of patience and endurance. As our children grow, we are challenged by our inability to control the world they move through; to embrace the extreme vulnerability and uncertainty that comes with loving another person so much. 

The universal themes of mothering – the guilt and ambivalence, the power of maternal love, the challenge of letting go – are all explored in "Intersection: The Art of Motherhood". These works describe the newfound connection between past and present; the renewed chance to see the world through a child’s eyes; and a love so intense that it can only be represented by the vastness of sea and sky.

So if you're in Melbourne and feel like taking in some art and a free drink while lots of kids run around your legs (always a crazy combination!), then please come along on Wednesday night. Or pop in whenever you get a chance.

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