The Passengers at gallery hanahou
On Thursday, September 10th, gallery hanahou will have the opening reception for The Passengers exhibition. Featuring the art of Tina Berning, the reception will take place from 6PM until 9PM. They'll also host a talk with the artist open to the public on Saturday, September 12th, at 2PM. The show will run through October 9th.
With "The Passengers," Tina Berning continues to explore the relationships between conditioned aesthetics and supposed subjective ambition in the canon of contemporary visuals. The drawings formulate the artist's own images of the human body, its inadequacy and its fundamental relation to self-determination. Tina Berning releases figures out of their heteronomous, medial contexts and shifts them into an interplay between voyeurism and exhibitionism. She uses her paintings and drawings as carriers to extricate subjects from the contemporary alienated incapacitation. Codes and matrices blanket faces, streaks of colour lie like shadows over the delicate silhouettes. Interventions that follow Tina Berning's study open the plainness of schemes into the ambiguity of expression. She makes subtle corrections to the standard, uniform face and figure, enabling a look of physical expressiveness to return. Even when they appear fragile and vulnerable, the faces and images of the people take on a form that is more resistive.
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