EXHIBITIONS: Tierney Gearon's "The Mother Project"

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From The Mother Project
From The Mother Project
Photographs from Tierney Gearon's "The Mother Project" will be on display Oct. 19-Nov. 25 at New York's Yossi Milo Gallery, 525 W. 25th St. Gearon, whose controversial nude photographs of her children — seen in the "I Am a Camera" group show at the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2001 — catapulted her into the spotlight, says, "When Charles Saatchi first discovered my work, I didn't really know what I was doing. But I found that, among countless images, every so often something will take you a step further. It's those moments I've tried to capture in my work." According to the Yossi Milo Gallery, Gearon continues to photograph her family in "The Mother Project," now with a focus on her mother, who lives alone in a small town in upstate New York and has been mentally ill for much of her adult life. The exhibition features some 25 images "depicting psychologically charged, often bizarre scenarios, some of which occur naturally and some of which are facilitated or encouraged by the artist. Many images include one or more of Gearon's children." In addition, Gearon was recently the subject of a documentary film, also entitled The Mother Project, seen at the Tribeca Film Festival, and in November, Daddy, Where Are You?, a book about the project, will be published by Steidldangin. Some images from the exhibition are seen here. See TierneyGearon.com and YossiMilo.com for more. Gearon, who's shot for Vogue and other fashion magazines as well as clients such as Coca-Cola, Kate Spade and Nikon, is represented in the U.S. by Moo Management, MooManagement.com.
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