London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 12, 2013 -- The last show to take place at Gretta's space in King's Cross is a self-referential extravaganza about the artist career. The artist revolutionizes the idea of a retrospective, a new Ars Poetica, as the exhibition offers us a glance into the future through experiencing the past. Gretta has directed her own Fellini's 8 and ½ finale. At the opening night joined by artist's friends she will exhibit artworks that reinterpret her memories.
Familia Memorabilis presents several snap-shots that preserve specific moments of the artist's personal life. Revealing the instability of photographic reality - which immortalizes lived experience - works reveal a paradigm shift between past and present. Aesthetically poignant, they investigate the mind as archive, simultaneously unsettling the viewer whilst giving them glimpses of moments that otherwise remain private.
The series Wedding Pictures captures the flow of 'real time', reviewing the photo album of Gretta's first wedding. Each page is transformed into digital format, assembled into pairs so as to create a single image. Using image manipulation to alter the private and public perception of the self, these pieces act as a mirror in which Gretta's projection of herself creates an optical illusion of reality. Evoking joy and frivolity, a paradox remains ever-present as death is transposed with images of the artist's youth.
Continuing with images of the artist, Ira Schneider's film Video Gretta Painting 1988/2013 will also be shown.
You are invited to join us in a time travel, where Gretta exposes her memories by digitally manipulating the image of her youth.
The exhibition will take place at the artist's former Sartorial Contemporary Art space in King's Cross, 26A - 26 Argyle Square, London, WC1H 8AP - RSVP to email@example.com
Exhibition runs from 19th March to 5th April and is by appointment by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).