Parting Shot: Photos, Fabrics & Memories
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Natasha Kerr uses old photos from her own family album and combines them with vintage fabrics and trims to create a distinctive brand of recycled textile art.
The stories embedded in both the black and white/sepia images, and the fabrics she uses, give Natasha’s work a depth that is very appealing to the viewer, and can trigger an emotional response.
In 1998, Natasha’s work took over an entire Victorian townhouse in Battersea, London; the teaming of an historical venue with a multi-sensual experience gave the artist’s work a contextual setting that was both moving and uncomfortable. Aptly named, “There are things you don’t need to know,” the exhibition painted a poignant picture of family life through the ages.
In recent years, Natasha has been taking commissions to create works that tell the stories of families other than her own.
Natasha Kerr, G:06 Northside Studios, 16-29 Andrews Road, London EB 4QF;
Phone: +44 (0)20 7241 1294; Website: www.natashakerr.co.uk.