Paintings by Mum: Brenda Samuels

Curated by Miranda Samuels

Paintings by Mum is an exhibition of paintings by Brenda Samuels curated by her daughter, Miranda.

Art Exhibition previously on at AirSpace Projects in Marrickville precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 07 August 2015 to Saturday 22 August 2015
Launch Friday 07 August 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

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Published by AirSpace Projects on Wednesday 29 July 2015.
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Paintings by Mum: Brenda Samuels
Curated by Miranda Samuels

Paintings by Mum is an exhibition of paintings by Brenda Samuels curated by her daughter, Miranda. The premise for this mother-daughter partnership is such that for the past 8 months, Miranda, in her role as curator, has been undertaking a share of her Mum’s housework each week to enable Brenda the time to complete enough work for Paintings by Mum, her first solo show. Here, housework is ascribed artistic value: 8 hours cooking, cleaning and washing = 1 small oil painting.

Through this reverse-maternal collaboration, the show aims to spark discussion around a number of points including: women in the art-world; the artistic value of housework; motherhood and creative practice; the ’emerging middle-aged female artist’; housework as a curatorial strategy and intergenerational feminisms.

Brenda Samuels’ series of small still-life paintings depict objects emblematic of contemporary consumerist culture. Her impasto renderings of anti-ageing moisturiser bottles, takeaway coffee cups and cans of home-brand beetroot, invites viewers to reflect on such things as the seduction of packaging, our quest for youthfulness and the geopolitics of food consumption.

Location

WHERE: 10 Junction Street Marrickville, Sydney. Just 6 minutes walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville train station.

WHEN: We are normally open for the first three weeks of each month excluding January.
Week 1:
Friday 11-6 opening 6-8pm
Saturday
Week 2
Thursday and Friday 11-6
Saturday 11-5
Week 3
Thursday and Friday 11-6
Saturday 11-5

Check individual exhibition details in upcoming exhibitions for opening dates as occasionally there is a variation to suit artists or to work in with public holidays.