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Corinna Spencer: Mourning Portraits


The Salon (at automatic sweat) is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Corinna Spencer.  This is the artist's first solo exhibition in the United States.

Love and obsession are central to Corinna Spencer’s work. Through portraiture she explores the effects and manifestations of fixation or romantic love from both sides of a relationship, whether real or fictional.

For The Mourning Women Spencer has focused on the effects of death and mourning. Inspired by Victorian Mourning photography Spencer blurs the line between the mourning and the mourned for. The loss and simultaneously the memento of love are present in these portraits.

Corinna Spencer lives and works in the UK and has exhibited nationally and internationally including New York and London. Recipient of the Nottingham Castle UK Open Solo Show Prize in 2014, Spencer’s solo show Portrait of a Lady, 1000 portraits commissioned by Nottingham Castle is currently on show until January 2016.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 10, 6 - 8 PM.  

Corinna Spencer, Mourning Portrait No. 1, 2015 Acrylic on paper      

Corinna Spencer, Mourning Portrait No. 1, 2015 Acrylic on paper