Rosemary Laing – A Dozen Useless Actions For Grieving Blondes

The latest photographic series from Rosemary Laing is on view at Galerie Lelong New York.

Rosemary Laing - a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #9 - 2009
Rosemary Laing, a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #9, 2009.

The series of twelve chromogenic prints initiated in response to a political move in Laing’s home country of Australia. In 2007, the newly elected Prime Minister issued a formal apology to the indigenous cultures of Australia for their treatment from governments in the past.

Rosemary Laing - a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #10 - 2009
Rosemary Laing, a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #10, 2009.

A woman is presented in various states of lament against a soothing backdrop. This incongruity of scene and emotional tone are cause to question the sincerity of the participant. The plastic appearance also mimics the emptiness intrinsic to grieving for that which cannot be undone. The sequence as a whole is a suggestive reminder of the civic roots for the project.

Rosemary Laing - a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #11 - 2009
Rosemary Laing, a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #11, 2009.

Rosemary Laing
a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes
7 May – 20 June 2009
Galerie Lelong
NYC



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About Scott Lickstein, Look Into My Owl

Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.




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