Silvia A Sellitto's work in experimental portraiture explores gesture, altered bodies and methods of disguise that border on the surreal, presenting sinister and somewhat folkloric aspects of human experience and her own Southern Italian lineage.
Sellitto's emotionally charged tableaux are produced using painting, photography and collage, including the re-creation of artworks produced by her children. Sellitto's work brings a complexity to readings of Motherhood and domestic experience, with themes of cyclical loss, grief and fear appearing alongside whimsical, painterly qualities.
In an upcoming solo exhibition at Montsalvat, 'Leave The Light On', will represent an alternate universe where fears and anxieties are playfully explored, and make-believe collides with everyday life.
Long Gallery, 23 August - 17 September
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 24 August, 6.30pm
All welcome, light refreshments provided
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