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Forsaken, 2011 © Courtesy of the Artist and Frith Street Gallery
Forsaken

17-18 Golden Square
London W1F 9JJ UK
United Kingdom
October 14th, 2011 - November 26th, 2011
Opening: October 15th, 2011 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.frithstreetgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
soho
EMAIL:  
info@frithstreetgallery.com
PHONE:  
+44 (0) 20 7494 1550
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 11-5, and by appointment

DESCRIPTION

Frith Street Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Marlene Dumas. The subjects of these works range from The Crucifixion to images of famous as well as infamous contemporary figures. Forsaken is Dumas’ first solo presentation in the UK since 2004. 

There will be a special brunch and viewing of the exhibition on Saturday 15 October from 10am to 12 noon. 

This is an exhibition that takes the words of Christ on the cross as its starting point. The moment of feeling utterly and absolutely alone, when he cries out – “My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” It is not an exhibition only about the dilemmas of Christianity, but also about the loss of love and beliefs that we have forsaken. It is about tragic lives and falls from grace. It is about portraits betraying states of mind.  About people becoming ghosts of themselves. - Marlene Dumas