Emma Hack Beautiful Women 2013

Catherine Asquith Gallery is delighted to announce the release of Emma Hack’s most recent series, “Beautiful Women”. "Beautiful Women" captures the sensitivity of Hack's creations, inspired by artist’s and filmmaker’s views of woman from the past.

Art Exhibition previously on at Catherine Asquith Gallery (Archived) in Australia.
From Tuesday 09 July 2013 to Saturday 27 July 2013
Launch Tuesday 09 July 2013,

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As is typical of many of Emma’s series, birds feature within the artworks: either painted or nursed within the muse’s hands. In contrast to her former collections, the subjects in this new series have not been ‘blended’ into the background; rather, they are drawn forward and into the polished focus of their beauty.

“The Housewife” series has been inspired by the stereotypical American housewife depicted in many films of the 50’s: her facade is polished and beautiful but, there is a hidden sadness to her posture and a yearning for a life of freedom and happiness.

“The Oriental” series clearly references the work of Vladimir Tretchikoff, in particular his “Chinese Girl” (1953). However in the hands of Hack, the subjects exude an inner strength, through their posture and demeanour. Again, the insertion of birds has been utilized to reference a yearning for freedom.