VIEW OF MOTIVATION
Rakel McMahon exhibit in Stockholm 29th April – 22nd May.
Football as a social activity and a platform for communication is the subject of Rakel McMahon ́s latest series of paintings, View of Motivation. The game itself, the players and spectators become a metaphor for a much broader interpretation on such issues as gender identity, stereo-typing and sexuality. In her work McMahon uses actual photographs of players in action on the football field, analyzing their physical expression and interactions with each other. By transferring actual moments on the field into a neutral setting the artist creates a highly ambiguous context. Through this shift McMahon utterly transforms the impression we have of football players as well as changing the role of the spectator.
In McMahon’s work the imagery of art and the world of soccer meet and the resulting dynamic is a radical alternative and unexpected take on the gender equality debate. Simultaneously, McMahon seeks to draw attention to sociological discussion about gender, gender identity and sexuality and in so doing throw new light on sensitive human emotions and motives.
Vernissage 29th of April at 18-20. The exhibition is open until 22nd of May.
Nau Gallery – Hudiksvallsgatan 4b - Stockholm - Sweden
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