A recurring presence in Anna Rose’s work since 2013 as part of a series of photographs grouped under the title Hair Does, is this (mostly) blond hair-draped figure drifts in and out of different landscapes and contexts. Often drawing on tropes of childhood and memory, the figure is at once coyly playful and unsettlingly unidentified, neither resident nor guest in any of its locations, but merely passing through.
Hair Does at Numeroventi (June 2016)
The figure reappears here in the spaces of Numeroventi at times seemingly at home, and at others like a fleeting apparition. Inspired both by the striking minimal lines of the artist apartments as well as the historical details of the palazzo, these photographs capture the figure as it shifts between time periods, seeking solid footing as it goes.
Hair Does 2013-2015