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Rosie Emerson: Sirens

Hang-Up Gallery is delighted to introduce Sirens, the romantically decorative exhibition from Hackney based artist Rosie Emerson.

Fri 2nd May 2014, 12:00pm – Sun 8th June 2014, 06:00pm

Hang-Up Gallery 56 Stoke Newington High St London N16 7PB

Written by Amelia Gregory

Category: Art

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Sirens showcases a stunning new body of work by Rosie Emerson, who experimentally combines print, photography, collage and film to portray mysterious goddesses as ethereal yet beautiful creatures. Like Sirens, these femme fatales lure the viewer into their romantic mythological worlds.

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Rosie Emerson Ondine


Rosie Emerson’s inspiration for this new collection derived from the historic technique of cyanotype printing, developed in the early 19th Century and used by engineers to reproduce notes and diagrams known as blue prints. Influenced by botanist Anna Atkins, who brought this technique into photography, Rosie has adapted the cyanotype technique and given it a modern spin. The artist combines collage elements and found botanical objects with life size negatives to manipulate the female form and revise our perceptions of the contemporary model. Shooting her desired subjects inside her studio for the very first time, Rosie playfully uses ornate props, costumes and dramatic lighting to remodel her subjects into goddess-like, alluring creatures.

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Rosie Emerson was born in Dorset in 1981 and graduated in Fine Art from Kingston University In 2004. She has exhibited widely in the UK, as well as in Europe, LA, Singapore, Hong Kong and has a forthcoming exhibition in Dallas. Her unique collage style has led to her work being featured in the likes of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Another Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.

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Find out more about Rosie Emerson here and about Sirens at the Hang-Up Gallery here.

Opening Hours: Mon - CLOSED, Tues - Sun 12.00 -1800