Sharon Gals work deals with notions relating to the hidden,
inner, eprivai world of childhood. The title of her series of drawings
on tissues - We Can Remember It For You, is taken from a
short story by Phillip K Dick, which explores the implementation
of false memories. Her intensely coloured drawings on their delicate
supports are of famous film stars as children. These icons robbed
of their celebrity have an immense fragility intensified by the
not knowingness about their future.
Gal has said, there is a contrast between the sweet and naïve
images and the text which accompanies them, which suggests hurt,
pain and a sense of dark menacing atmosphere. This juxtaposition
creates an ambiguous and strangely disturbing narrative, which hints
at nursery crimes, monstrous mothers and lullaby cheats.
Sharon Gal is a cross-disciplinary artist, performer and musician;
she presents her own weekly show for Resonance104.4 FM.