The exhibition ‘PLAY’ will be available from May 26 to September 19
by Thomas Ansell
The Drents Museum will be hosting an exhibition featuring work by Tamara Muller, a visual artist with a unique style: within her paintings her face is replicated on almost every figure. Her exhibition ‘PLAY’ will be available to view in Assen between May 26 and September 19 this year.
Works on display will include both paintings and works on paper, with 39 paintings and 28 on paper to be displayed. The exhibition will take over almost the entirety of the ‘Drostenhuis’ portion of the museum.
Muller’s work is themed around the ‘game of life’: beauty, ugliness, good and bad events, and so on. Her works are full of life occurring, but every single figure has her face, a unique hallmark and interesting crossing of styles that blur the lines between self-portraiture and genre painting (a style typical of several 17th Century Dutch painters).
‘PLAY’ is part of a larger series of exhibitions celebrating female artists at the Drents Museum, with others to include Deborah Poynton, Frida Kahlo, Kristina Schuldt; and Johanna Van Eijbergen. More information and tickets are available via the Drents Museum website.
Header image: Beasts, 2006, oil on linen, 50 x 60 cm, collection Drents Museum. Via the Drents Museum