Go See // Jane McAdam Freud Family Matters
Earthstone Triptych, 2011 by Jane McAdam Freud.
‘Family Matters’ by Jane McAdam Freud.
24th April 2012 till 25th May 2012.
Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street, London, W1.
Jane McAdam Freud the daughter of the late famed portrait painter Lucian Freud and great-granddaughter of the famous Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis headlines her first solo exhibition.
Entitled ‘Family Matters’, it is an exploration of family relations through a comprehensive selection of work as the artist continues to grapple with what her family name represents.
Her work which is underpinned with drawing tends to focus on sculpture (in his later years, Lucian Freud worked side by side with his daughter who taught him some sculpture techniques) that delves into theories founded by her great-grandfather and the subconscious.
‘Family Matters’ is a continuation of the theme of her ‘Lucian Freud, My Father’ at the Freud Museum. The artist has become notable for her choice of the materials and the connotations each bears for her. Her use clay is continual and mirrors (both seen in the ‘Earthstone Triptych, 2011′installation in above image) and for McAdam Freud the former connotes the cycle of life and death while the latter allows experiment with shadows and reflections. In the case of the above pictured installation, it allows the viewer to see the two sided central sculpture of her father. With one side showing his eyes open and the opposite side depicting in repose and significantly more aged.
Jane McAdam Freud’s ‘Family Matters’ is open from 24th April 2012 till 25th May 2012 at Gazelli Art House.
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