My Mother's Hands: A solo presentation by Rachel Hope Peary

29 Sep - 23 Oct 2021

Laree Payne Gallery is delighted present My Mother's Hands, the artists second solo presentation with the gallery, following Something Exchanged in 2019.


Presenting painting, lacing and crocheted surfaces in intimate conversation with one another, and as bedfellows, My Mother's Hands is the coalescence of a number of strands within Peary's expanded practice. 


In conjunction with the exhibition, Dr Ed Hanfling has written an accompanying essay. Hanfling writes on Peary's paintings: 

"Subtle textures and a medley of arcs and smudges also lend a level of detail or complexity of form comparable to the fine nuances and blemishes of human skin, or to the gradations of tone found in the kinds of representational paintings that aim at verisimilitude.  These qualities give the eye something to get into, and savour, without being overtly engineered effects.  There is a sense of give and take between, on the one hand, the discipline and intuition of the artist, and on the other, the infinite and irrepressible potential of materials to act upon each other and upon the artist."


To register interest in My Mother's Hands, please contact the gallery directly.