Sepia EYE presented on Thursday January 8th, Disturbing Beauty, a solo exhibition of photographs by Angelika Sher. The exhibition marks the release of the artist’s first monograph, Angelika Sher: Series, 2005–2012 (Kehrer Verlag, 2014) with an introductory essay by Elisabeth Biondi.
Angelika Sher, Untitled 1 from Twilight Sleep, 2009-10, © Angelika Sher Courtesy of sepiaEYE
Drawing the viewer into a spellbound theatre of inner narratives and overlapping cultural memories, the images of Angelika Sher reveal a hypnotic yet profoundly dislocated interior universe. A sense of loss and disquieting beauty—restless, fugitive, and saturated with color—permeates these images. Supplied by her family and immediate environment, the raw material of Sher’s work is the play of memory within memory, of boundaries that elude both explanation and definition, and the fragility and loneliness of childhood.
Angelika Sher, AC/DC from Thirteen, 2008-9, © Angelika Sher Courtesy of sepiaEYE
Angelika Sher, Fire from Thirteen, 2008-9, © Angelika Sher Courtesy of sepiaEYE
Angelika Sher, Untitled 8 from Phoenix, 2011-12, © Angelika Sher Courtesy of sepiaEYE
Opening Images by Xiao Feng Li