Rebecca Hastings: Disquiet - Art Collector

Rebecca Hastings, Disquiest I (The Beanie), 2013. Oil on board, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy: the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

Rebecca Hastings makes paintings that intentionally subvert conventional representations of the mother/child bond. Instead of recalling iconic images of love - child wrapped in mother’s embrace, reminiscent of saintly adoration - Hastings uses distance and the uncanny to suggest both the intense attachment and inevitable separation. Seen through the anxious eyes of the mother, the child’s own self-hood becomes the object of parental stress, a site of potential hazard and worry.

Opening: 1pm Saturday 1 June 2013
Exhibition closes: 15 June 2013
Location: Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: 03 9654 3332

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