July 13, 2018 to September 07, 2018
3115 East Shadowlawn Avenue
Atlanta - 30305 GA
For her series The Birthday Party, Vee Speers captured the fanciful spirit of childhood in a series of portriats that belie the approach of modern realities just on the horizon. For Bulletproof, she returns to the same group of subjects, this time employing her signature props and costumes to suggest a new strength and resiliance with the arrival of adolesence. Jackson Fine Art is pleased to present a selection of works from Bulletproof and Speers' newest body of work Dystopia - for which the artist presents an array of mature subjects grappling with an uncertain future.
Fine art photographer Vee Speers (1962-present) was born in Newcastle, Australia. She is best known for her painterly and surreal portraits. Though subject matter varies, Speers tends to investigate themes related to youth, glamour, sex and immortality. She studied photography in Brisbane before moving to Paris in 1990 to work in fashion and photojournalism, where she continues to reside today. Celebrated series The Birthday Party (2004) follows a group of children - Vee's daughter and her friends - dressed as monsters they created; the life-sized images feel both timeless and bizarre, pulled off by simple backdrops and the comfort Speers...