Lunchvisning med Lina L Baker
Tor 17 nov kl. 12. Tyresö Konsthall
2013. Dottern har ännu inte börjat gå. Visioner om hur föräldraskapet skall fungera, den känslomässiga aspekten att vara någons mamma ställs på sin spets. En spets Lina L Baker börjar nysta i.
2016. I utställningen Under exposed, inspirerad av barndomens innerstas djup. Kittlande. Oro blandad med glädje. De mörka vrårna, de man inte tittar i. Fantasins spelrum, barndom, folksaga, fantasi, där natur bildar fond men också kan agera, både huvudroll och biroll.
I verket ’Don´t feed the Animals’, första gången visad på Lydmar, konfronteras vi med porträtten av barn i sekelskiftets Europa, just under eller strax efter Första världskriget. Maskerade, lämnar de skarpa och tydliga avtryck, inte bara mot underlaget.
Lina L Baker questions identity – seen not only through the eyes of the child. In the series of Don´t feed the Animals, Lina’s work is influenced by a cartoon drawing of animals – turtles, monkeys and elephants – all vying for the attention of the headmaster judging their individual merits based on who can climb the tree fastest. Another crucial influence is turn of the century photographic portraits of children in various tones of black and white – postcards sent from Brussels, France and Germany. These miniature documentations of posing children in a strictly controlled environment form the basis of Lina’s work with pencil, coal, ink and aquarelle.
“Children are wide open for exposure – in school, among their peer groups and within the family. Children need to be children, feeling secure in their parents’ love. Today we constantly live with a bad conscience because we feel we do not do enough, when all they really need from us is to spend time with them and to give them confidence to face the world on their own.
Animals have always been used as epithets to describe people and their personalities. Much is left to the public to interpret my images, but only by allowing yourself the time to engage, do you really begin to get to know and understand these creatures” / Lina L. Baker
Lina L. Baker has participated at CFF, Liljevalchs Vårsalong, Tyresö Konsthall, Planket and recieved the Tyresö Municipality Culture Award in 2015, is a member of KRO and SFF.
Lina L Baker is represented by Galleri Duerr since the Affordable Art Fair 2015, Art and Antiques Fair, ANTIKMÄSSAN 2016, Affordable Art Fair 2016. Galleri Duerr also curated her solo exhibition at Lydmar 2015. Her original piece Don´t feed the Animals No 3 we´re sold at the IPS Art auction at Riddarhuset, raising money for the World Childhood Foundation.
October 29 – November 26 Lina L Baker´s solo exhibition “Under Exposed”, Tyresö Konsthall . Vernissage Saturday October 29 at 12. Guided lunchotur Thursday November 17. In collaboration with Tyresö konstförening.
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