Heather Betts: Hamlet

03 June – 17 June 2017

An exhibition of Berlin-based artist Heather Betts‘ paintings inspired by Hamlet.

PRIVATE VIEW – Saturday 03 June 2017. 6.30 – 8.30pm

One of Heather Betts’ major inspirations is classical music, it provides a continual backdrop and force behind her whole working process. Her paintings are developed in series, many have been inspired by operas or dramatic musical compositions, there is a performative aspect to the paintings as the figures come to life through the narratives and personae, as well as the artist’s own experience. Her fascination with the basic human instincts is the basis of her paintings. Her belief that throughout time, what drives us doesn’t change much and that we can therefore relate to Hamlet or Socrates as we can our own friends or family.

The exhibition of works on paper is co-curated by Maestro Arts and Shapero Modern, coinciding with the premiere of a new production of Hamlet, commissioned by Glyndebourne, composed by Brett Dean, Betts’ partner.

Shapero Modern Gallery, 32 St. George Street, London W1S 2EA
Free to attend. Open daily 9.30am – 6.00pm

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