London, Phillips de Pury & Company


When Tierney Gearon's images of her two young children, including one of her son urinating in the snow and another of them nude on a beach, featured in the "I Am A Camera" exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in 2001, the response was controversial. Following the News of the World describing the photographs as "perversion under the guise of art," the police asked the gallery to remove them, but it refused. Gearon vehemently defended her work, saying that she had photographed her children in a diary-like way.

Now a mother of four, Gearon, who is a former ballet dancer and model who also shoots campaigns and editorial, is having an exhibition of some 40 images that draw on her interests in fashion and artifice. Each image is, in fact, formed from a superposition of two separate ones. The results are thrilling and exacting, such as one of a young woman in a bikini lying on a beach with a snow-bedecked landscape behind or of two little girls standing in front of superposed multi-colored balloons with two attractive women in red high heels in the background. This is a selling exhibition; prices begin at £10,000.

January 6 through 28, 2009
Howick Place
London SW1
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