Monday, May 13, 2013

Sarah Beetson at The Brick Lane Gallery

Exhibiting at The Brick Lane Gallery from next week is Sarah Beetson with her stunning series of paintings; 'The Lost Boys'. The group show entitled 'Crossovers' runs from 23rd May 'til 2nd June, where Sarah will show six paintings - two of which are nearly 2 metres squared in size.

Sarah says " “The Lost Boys” explores the turbulent nature of child celebrity. I wanted to look at the darker more destructive side of Hollywood fame. The seven subjects (Corey Haim, River Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Brad Renfro, Christopher Pettiet, Jonathan Brandis and Sage Stallone) were a generation of boys all born in the 1970s or early 80s, and all began acting in childhood. I grew up watching them in Hollywood movies like “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead”, “Stand By Me”, “License To Drive, “The Neverending Story II”, “Rocky V”, “Sleepers” and “10 Things I Hate About You”. All died due to substance abuse or suicide in their 20s and 30s."

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