WG.92
Mother Earth

March 23 - May 5, 2018

Opening Reception March 22, 5 - 7.30 PM

Wetterling Gallery is proud to present the exhibition Mother Earth. A new solo show by the renowned photography based artist Nathalia Edenmont. Mother Earth includes portraits from the artist’s latest series Fruitfulness. Through her imagery, Edenmont examines the living conditions of the contemporary woman and questions about motherhood, fertility and ageing are recurring themes. With references to historical portrait- and still life paintings, iconography and contemporary art Nathalia Edenmont has created a unique expression.

In her latest series, the flowers from her earlier work, have been pollinated and developed into fruits or vegetables. Throughout art history the seasons have played a major role in artists’ explorations, as have the subjects of fertility and fecundity. Edenmont addresses both these themes with her unique approach and sensibility. Each of the fruits recalls a stage, a moment when nature yields a crop of tender grapes in the Fall, a bounty of green tomatoes for only two short weeks in Summer, or bright white asparagus in Spring. Without earth and worms, the harvest of fruits and vegetables would be impossible, and thus, the artist gives us a portrait of Mother Earth, a beautiful, regal woman dressed in a mountain of earth, with hair piled high and her gaze fixed on the viewer, a potent planter. To fertilize the earth, Edenmont’s self-portrait, Full of Life, has her dressed in a garment of worms, a stylish assemblage of crawling brown earth worms, while her hair is coiffed in the style of a Renaissance portrait.

Nathalia Edenmont

Probing and provocative, the work of Natalia Edenmont explores popular culture through the medium of photography. Through the juxtaposition of opposing subjects and aesthetics, Edenmont’s work is rife with a characteristic tension as she explores themes including the deceptive nature of cultural norms, conformity, the repression of the individual, and double standards in western society.

With a strong embrace of symbolism, and clear references to historical genres of art, Edenmont’s artful, and frequently beautiful, arrangements can be viewed as a modern expression of traditional iconography.

Born in Yalta, Crimea, 1970, Nathalia Edenmont received her art education at Yalta Art School for Children, Yalta, Crimea, State Art School of Kiev, Kiev, Soviet Union, Simferopol State Art School, Simferopol, Crimea, and Forsberg’s International School of Design, Stockholm, Sweden.
Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States, and has been featured in publications including Bon Magazine, Sweden, Plaza Magzine, Sweden, Konstvärlden, Sweden and Photo International, Germany. In February 2014, Swedish public television released an one hour documentary about Edenmont and her work. Edenmont has resided in Sweden since 1991.

Nathalia Edenmont, Mother Earth, 2016

Other work by
Nathalia Edenmont

Mother Earth, 2018
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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BEYOND, 2015
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
 © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Beyond, 2015, Wetterling Gallery, Installation shots
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Requiem, 2012 - ongoing
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-type print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C-print mounted to glass in a black wooden frame. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Requiem, 2012, Wetterling Gallery, installation shots
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Photo Editions
Edition of 50, 55 x 70 cm. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Edition of 50, 70 x 52,6 cm. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Edition of 50, 70 x 55,6 cm. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Edition of 50, 70 x 54,6 cm. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Edition of 50, 70 x 65 cm. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Edition of 50, 68,6 x 70 cm. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Edition of 50, 55,7x 70 cm. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Edition of 50, 70 x 58,5 cm. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Edition of 50, 46,8 x 70 cm. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Edition of 50, 70 x 58,5 cm. © Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Butterfly collages
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont, / Bildupphovsrätt courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Portraits
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Flowers and animals
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Nathalia Edenmont / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery