"Double Portrait And a Fourth Hand" Solo exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT. March - August 2013
Double Portraits and a Fourth Hand - The drawings of Amelie Chabannes explore extreme dependency between individuals, and how these relationships blur and destroy individual identity. Working with well-known couples from the art world—including Oskar Kokoschka and his lover Alma Mahler, artists Marina Abramovic and Ulay, and musician, poet, and performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and Lady Jaye—Chabannes fuses their individual images, and hence their relationships, through an obsessive, overlapping drawing technique that emphasizes both psychological and artistic obsession. For her first solo museum exhibition, Chabannes will complete two large, site-specific wall drawings that will involve cutting into the Museum's walls. This exhibition is curated by Aldrich exhibitions director Richard Klein.