Marie Harnett: Still




A major exhibition of new works by British artist Marie Harnett (b. 1983), celebrating fleeting moments of drama, beauty and sus­pense from contemporary film.

Still includes several new series of drawings and prints by Harnett who is known for her highly detailed, meticulous drawings, derived from film stills.

Harnett’s skilful draughtsmanship and attention to detail leads to instant recognition of familiar cinema stars. These new works include portraits of Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, Michael Fassbender, and Henry Cavill amongst many others. Harnett’s process requires her to watch film trailers online without sound or colour, frame by frame, until she finds inspiration. Harnett undermines cinematic process, reverting back to storyboards and the merest hint of plot in a film that she will probably never have watched in its entirety. By removing the stills from their context and reworking them as intricate pencil studies, Harnett focuses on every aspect of pose, light and texture.

Duration 22 November 2017 - 06 January 2018
Times Monday – Friday: 10am – 5.30 pm Saturday: 11am – 2pm
Cost Free
Venue Alan Cristea Gallery
Address 43 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JG
Contact 2074391866 / info@alancristea.com / www.alancristea.com

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