Wednesday, January 5, 2011
the installation's purpose.
The work of Natasha Kerr comes alive it the installation titled "There are things you don't need to know."
Her mixed media work which incorporates printed fabrics, sewing and quilting techniques, as well as found materials is lovely on its own but once placed in a large Victorian home, with objects, scents, and sounds added I can only imagine the power of the work.
In looking at the images you see how important the relationship is from piece to piece in order to create the entire picture- it reminds us as viewers how meaningful it is to see a solo show of someones work. And how inappropriate the white box of the gallery can be for some artists.
Natasha, originally a textile designer began making the work after her mother gave her a series of family photographs that had "languished in some plastic carrier bags in an under stair cupboard" for years. This connected Natalie to her past and ancestry in a way that inspired her to make art.
The work is nostalgic...
and at times romantic and at times dark.
She recently has begun a new series of work in which she is creating work about "fictionalized" characters.
See more work here.