Homecoming Gallery presents photographer Lisa Sorgini, known for her ethereal photographs capturing scenes of modern motherhood and childhood nostalgia. Reminiscent of Old Master paintings, Lisa’s use of light and darkness is also a visual metaphor for the joys and challenges that are part of life, and become even more extrapolated when viewed from the emotion of being someone’s parent or child, or both.
Our overview exhibition contains selected works from her family document ‘In Passing’ as well as individual pieces and works from her award-winning Behind Glass project (2021 Taylor Wessing Prize finalist and 2020 Lens Culture Critics Choice winner, with acclaimed articles in The New Yorker, TIME, Creative Review etc).
Lisa Sorgini’s timeless and distinct portrait and landscape scenes are unguarded and sensitive, tense and tender, rich in texture and with complex use of color and tone. Her artistic practice took flight during the most transformative and challenging times of her own life: the moment she became a mother and lost a parent in the same window of time.
“When my son was first born, and still now 6 years on I have often felt alienated by the lack of representation of the complexities of motherhood. Society is at large obsessed with youth and the experiences of adolescence, another huge transformative life stage, and yet Matrescence is as significant in the vast changes that occur but the availability to see a range of motherhood experiences were not visible to me as a new mother. I wanted to explore this honestly and authentically to my experience.”
Lisa Sorgini is a solo show curated by Bill Shapiro (former editor-in-chief, LIFE Magazine)
“What I love about Lisa’s photography is that it tells the story of every mother, every parent, and ever child. Her pictures carry a distinct sense of timelessness, love and sensuality. To me, they feel like memory itself. Yes, the photos depict a time of life, but they’re also about the most intimate connections between people.” Bill Shapiro
Online exhibition at Homecoming Gallery: