Marenka Gabeler LG is exhibiting in forthcoming group exhibition.

20 June – 14 July 2024
PV 20 June, 6pm – 9pm
28 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, E8

Anne Berg, Annabel Emson, Camilla Emson, Marenka Gabeler, Clementine Keith-Roach, Hannah Rowan

Curated by Anna Souter

Cradle positions the maternal body as a site for exploring ecologies of care, resilience, and healing. Bringing together six artists working across a variety of media, the exhibition draws out themes of Vessels, containment, and cradling, asking questions about how we hold our children in physical and psychological ways even as our bodies are simultaneously porous containers for our own pasts, emotions, and traumas. The exhibition attempts to give equal weight to frequently trivialised notions such as familial love and the everyday labour of raising children, as well as the formal concerns regarding the boundaries between figuration and abstraction and the properties of artistic materials. Cradle further considers motherhood as a route for engaging with the multivalence of existence within an environment, centring the maternal gaze as a method of re-examining the self as something leaky and unbounded, vibrantly emerging within the complex interconnected webs of ecosystems. – by Anna Souter