Private View: Thursday 11th October: 6.30 - 9.00pm RSVP
An exhibition of work by 88 artists, chosen by the panel of Gavin Delahunty (Head of Exhibitions, TATE Liverpool), Godfrey Worsdale (Director, BALTIC centre for contemporary art), Anthony Spira (Director, Milton Keynes gallery) and Susanna Brown (Curator, Photographs, Victoria & Albert Museum) will be at the Matt Roberts Arts Gallery from the 12th October to the 3rd November.
Matt Roberts Arts, 25b Vyner Street, London.
Selected for exhibition: Mother & Child #3, from series Mother & Child, Ukraine, 2011.
This is the first of a new edition 30x40" c-type rather than the giant Duratrans installed in Ukraine, it's a gorgeous print if you have time to swing by and catch the show.
As children our reason for existence is defined by recognition, personal events have less value without it. As adults we learn greater independence but are inescapably connected to early memory.
The ever present but absent mother/God figure follows us through life as a constant arbiter of our world. We continually seek out and relive the sensation of affirmation and rejection emotionally learned in childhood.
Ansett was adopted from birth and as an adult has no understanding of his social or genetic antecedence, the mother figure is literally absent and present.
In this series and in his general practice he discusses that we are drawn to experience that satiates subconscious desire and memory.
In this series, he has literally detached the mother from the child at birth within these domestic environments, reliving a hidden memory; the images are both metaphor and personal allegory.