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Impressions Gallery


Front // Trish Morrissey

Publication price £7.99

This new full colour publication accompanied the exhibition Front at Impressions Gallery in 2009.

is a series twelve photographs that uses the family group and the beach as metaphors for borders and boundaries; both physical and psychological. It is a multi-layered body of work in which the artist, Trish Morrissey, appears to shape shift into different female personas, usually the mother figure, as she poses with different groups.

contains two texts. In the first, Passing Strange: Familial Impostors in the Photographs of Trish Morrissey, Pippa Oldfield teases out the notion of 'age-old cultural anxieties about the impostor mother'. The second, The Cuckoo, is a ficitional short story by Anne McNeill in which the protagonist recounts her childhood after a life changing day a the beach.

This book is Morrissey's second published by Impressions Gallery and continues her exploration of the link between photography and performance, identity and memory which she began in the acclaimed Seven Years 2004.

This publication is available to buy at the Gallery in the Shop or by mail-order (+ £3.00 p&p). To place your order please send a cheque made payable to Impressions Gallery or call the gallery shop directly on 08450 515 882 to pay by debit or credit card. The publication will be posted out to you within 5 days of receiving your payment.

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Front by Trish Morrissey

Front by Trish Morrissey