Art intercepts health in ‘An Unending Shadow’, an exhibition of artworks by prominent Australian mother and daughter artists, Ann and Sophie Cape. Together they have made a series of challenging new works exploring the phenomena of dementia and its impact within the community.
The exhibition examines the emotional and psychological ‘spaces’ that people with dementia inhabit, as well as those of their family, friends and loved ones. The images include portraits of individuals and their carers as well as large abstract works. Together the artists shine a light on these health issues and bring them forward into the public domain to encourage dialogue about their broader impacts within society.
Mosman Art Gallery
Until 29 November, 2015
Sophie Cape, If I thought I was replying to someone who would ever return to this world, this flame would cease flickering, 2015, oil, acrylic, tar, charcoal, ink, blood, graphite, rust, salt, bone and steel on canvas, 205 x 259cm
Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney