‘In the name of love’ (2019) is a series of two resin works involved in the group exhibition, "Mother"
Artists: Jacinta Keefe, Latifa Elmrini, Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son, Zea Rous, IchikawaEdward, Tess Landells, Zara Sully
Curated by: Jacinta Keefe & Latifa Elmrini
Opening: Wednesday 5 June, 6 - 8pm
Dates: 5 June - 29 June, 2019
More published texts by Artists : Catalogue
“In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe." - N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (2010)
Mothers, most of us have them in some way or another, but we don't often think about what a Mother is or can be. Mothers can be human or they can be an idea, a feeling, a shadow that follows us, desires from within or presences that make the hair stand up on your arm.
This exhibition doesn't define a mother by the usual definitions, “a woman in relation to her child or children, to bring up a child with care and affection” or “give birth to”. We are exploring the effect of the essential force of the “mother” whether it is indeed the person we relate or disassociate with, the animate or inanimate and how it impacts our lives.
To view texts that accompany In the name of love :
Left: ‘IN THE NAME OF LOVE, I WILL NURTURE AND PUNISH YOU’ (2019). 23.3cm x 25cm x 2.4cm. Scratched Cellophane and Resin.
Right: ‘In their name of love,’ (2019). 23.3cm x 25.5cm x 1.4cm. Scratched Cellophane and Resin.
Photo Documentation by Lucy Foster