LOFT22 art space is proud to debut the latest work by photography duo Memymom (opening January 25, 2018) titled “UNDER CONSTANT CONSTRUCTION”. In a completely new way and for the very first time, LOFT22 art space will be playing by their own rules and make this an experience that is not to be missed.
In full preparation of their third book “Somewhere under the Rainbow 2016-2021”, Lisa De Boeck (Me) and Marilène Coolens (mymom) are testing their most recent body of work in the rough, rhythmic environment of the old diamond cutting shop that houses the gallery.
Although they are known for their ‘semi-staged dreamscapes’ — portraits that seemingly accidentally record moments in a hyper-realistic world and deal with metamorphosis, per- sonal identity and the bond between mother and daughter — this formula is supplemented with current themes, as Memymom opts for plurality and an extension of their repertoire in this new collection.
By deepening the themes of their works in international settings (Brussels, New York and California) and digitally styling them, a complex but engaging series of portraits was made. Like a movie that is condensed to a single frame but exudes the depth and meaning of a drawn-out story, without ever losing the unique value of their mother-daughter’s perspective.
The vernissage (25.01) will be introduced by none other than patron-annex-Vlaams Bouwmeester Leo Van Broeck who has firmly believed in the high-profile work of these two strong women and who can’t wait until Memymom breaks through on a larger scale.
Under the guiding eye of curator Frédérique Lippens, only the most evocative works were selected, with ‘architecturality’ always being the common denominator. Whether it be the architecture of the settings or the architecture of the emotions of their spectator, these works will captivate and not let go.
Address: Borgerhoutsestraat 22 - 2018 Antwerp / Thrusday 25 January 2018 from 6,30pm till 10pm