Rebecca Hastings: The Other Mother - Art Collector

  Rebecca Hastings, Sucker II, 2014. Oil on board, 70 x 70cm. Courtesy: the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

 In The Other Mother, Hastings paints her children, herself, and even the family dog posed in a strangely dislocated space. The artist reveals a keen sense of theatrics in the way she goes about composing her pictures. Isolated from any surrounding context, Hastings stages herself and her kids against a plain backdrop, looking out at the viewer with wide eyes and blank expressions. Delivering silent monologues from an artificial stage, these unconventional family portraits resound with an uncanny tension.

Exhibition opens: 1-3pm Saturday 29 November 2014
Exhibition closes: 19 December 2014
Location: Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact: 03 9654 3332

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